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South Brunswick Senior Escapes Injury When Car Hits House

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 77-year-old Monmouth Junction man escaped injury Tuesday morning after a car hit his home, police said.

According to police, the man was sitting in a chair in the front room of his home at 10:30 a.m. when a 1999 Honda Accord went off the road and hit his home near the Monmouth Junction Post Office.

The Accord, driven by township resident Sailja Challa, 36, left the roadway after negotiating a curve on Ridge Road and ran into a fence before striking the side of the house, police said.

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The impact broke the siding and sent sheet rock and wood flying into the front room of the home.

The senior resident of the home was seated across the front room from the crash site and was not injured during the incident, police said.

Challa was not injured in the crash, but was issued a summons for careless driving, according to police.

Inspectors checked the structural integrity of the home, police said.

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