Maplewood, NJ – At approximately 11:30 a.m. on October 28, a car accidently drove into the front of the home at 30 New England Road. The car, driven by the son of the neighbor residing at 32 New England Road, came off the driveway and hit the right front side of the house, pushing a hole through the wall and breaking the windows out of their frame.
Although both the vehicle and house sustained significant, but repairable damage, there were no injuries sustained by anyone.
The Maplewood Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene. The firefighters checked the house as did Lou Mendola, Maplewood Building Inspector. For safety, the gas and electric were turned off. The homeowners were away from home, but were expected to return, due to the incident, about 2 p.m.
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The Maplewood Firefighters requested a shoring company from Newark come to shore the structure prior to the vehicle being removed from the building. Upon their arrival and further inspection they determined it was not necessary, and the car was removed by MTS Towing of Irvington without any further damage to the building. Once the car was removed, the Maplewood Firemen attached covered the broken windows and wall with plastic to give the interior some level of protection until repairs can be made.