CLIFTON, NJ – A minivan caught fire after a UPS tractor-trailer knocked down a utility pole in Clifton on Wednesday afternoon, according to Daily Voice.
A UPS truck toppled a utility pole and downed wires on Main Avenue in the area of Hillman Street just before 4 p.m. The wires fell across a Dodge Caravan, igniting the minivan. The fire then spread to a few other vehicles.
The fire consumed the Caravan and injured the 77-year-old driver and the 71-year-old passenger. They were transported to a Paterson Hospital. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured.
The accident also caused a power outage that affected more than 1,200 people.
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