A tree fell across Bellevue Avenue in Upper Montclair Wednesday night, hitting a vehicle with a passenger inside. A reported the incident to firefighters at Station 2 on Valley Rd. Upon the arrival of Montclair Truck 2, the vehicle with one passenger was found under the fallen tree. Truck 2 requested additional fire units respond as well as the Montclair Ambulance Unit and Police.
The passenger of the vehicle was unable to exit the vehicle. She was removed by the fire fighters through the passenger side of the vehicle. The victim was turned over to EMS. The scene was secured and no other injuries were reported. Numerous cars were damaged. There was also damage to the awning and outside lights of Tinga’s Restaurant. A PSE&G Gas curb box was also displaced when the tree uprooted. PSE&G Gas responded to the scene and checked for gas leaks in the street and the basements in the area. No leaks were found, according to Deputy Chief Robert Duncan, Montclair Fire Department