HAWTHORNE, NJ - Just after noon on Tuesday, January 28, a black Ford SUV headed north on Lafayette Avenue jumped the corner of Rea Avenue and onto the sidewalk.  The vehicle knocked down a No Parking sign just outside Debbie Diamond Hair Salon.  According to a source, the driver of the vehicle allegedly told police that the brakes gave out.

There were no reported injuries and the vehicle was towed away by Hawthorne Auto Body.

Judy Kopitar contributed to this report.

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