03/04/2019: A small front end loader being used to remove snow from a pedestrian bridge over Route 208 in Hawthorne fell through the concrete bridge surface onto the highway below on Monday morning, 03/04. The operator of the front end loader, a Borough of Hawthorne employee, and an occupant of a work van traveling on the highway were both seriously injured in the mishap. Route 208 northbound was closed indefinitely between Utter Avenue and Goffle Road in Hawthorne, Hawthorne PD, EMS and FD units responded and were assisted by Glen Rock PD, and Wyckoff FD. NJDOT representatives were also at the scene.
Photography credit: Boyd A. Loving