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Tow trucks collide on Route 208 in Wyckoff, drivers hospitalized

Photo Credit: All Points Towing

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 38-year-old driver from Sussex County was extricated by firefighters after his tow truck — carrying a vintage 1950s-era Cadillac — struck the rear of another truck on southbound Route 208 in Wyckoff this morning.

PHOTO: All Points Towing

Damian J. Addis was driving the flatbed truck owned by Austin Towing in Ramsey when is it the other truck, owned by JML Towing of Wayne and driven by 29-year-old Anthony L. Ortiz, as it slowed for traffic just after 10 a.m., Police Chief Benjamin C. Fox.

The front truck also was carrying a vehicle but wasn’t in any way related to the one that hit it, the chief said.

Both trucks and the vehicles being towed were dmaaged in the collision, Fox said.

Addis, of Highland Lakes, was trapped and had to be free by members of the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department, who had to cut the truck doors open, he said.

The Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps took Addis to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Paterson with severe injuries to his legs, head and hand, the chief said.

Ortiz was also transported to the hospital with injuries to his back and legs, he said.

Route 208 south between Russell Avenue and Cedar Hill Avenue was closed for about two hours during the investigation.

An investigation was continuing.

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