UNION, NJ – A car rammed into a home on Cedar Avenue in Union on Friday morning, seriously injuring all six occupants of the vehicle.
According to Union police, a 2002 Nissan Exterra, driven by Joseph Cajuste, was traveling west on Vauxhall Road near the intersection of Stuyvesant Avenue when his vehicle was struck by a 2010 Chevy Camaro attempting to make a left turn onto Stuyvesant Ave.
Cajuste swerved in an attempt to avoid the crash, continuing down Vauxhall Road at an accelerated rate of speed, hitting two other vehicles, and ultimately crashing into the front left corner of the residence at 1088 Cedar Ave., said Union police.
The home was occupied by two residents at the time. Neither was injured, police reported.
Cajuste and his passengers, an adult man and four juveniles, were transported to UMDNJ in Newark with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Camero had minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene.
Union police say the home was deemed inhabitable due to the structural damage. Vauxhall Road, between Stuyvesant Avenue and Pine Avenue, was closed for four hours while the crash site was processed.
The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by Officer Frederic Sa of the Union Police Department.
Any witnesses to this crash are asked to call the Union Police Department Traffic Bureau at (908) 851-5070.