Police & Fire

Hillsborough: Motorist Plows into Route 206 Walgreen’s; No Injuries, Store Closed

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A Belle Mead motorist was issued a summons for Careless Driving after his car jumped a curb and plowed in to the east side of the Walgreen's on Route 206 Wednesday morning. There were no injuries. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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The Hillsborough Walgreen's at the intersection of Route 206 and Raider Boulevard is closed temporarily as a precaution after a car crashed into the east side of the building. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A Belle Mead motorist escaped injury Wednesday morning when his 2014 BMW jumped the curb in the parking lot of Walgreen’s at 706 Route 206 south, and plowed into the side of the building.

Though the store was open at the time of incident, there were no customers in the immediate vicinity of the crash, which was reported to police at 9:53 a.m.  Outside, there were bricks and other debris  scattered on the sidewalk, with a gaping hole in the side of the building where the impact occurred.  Police said the car came to rest three feet inside the store; a store employee said the crash scattered cosmetics across the floor inside.

Yellow police tape cordoned off the area outside.

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The driver, 52-year-old Suhir Das, was issued a summons for Careless Driving, according to township police.

Police said Das was attempting to park on the east side of the building immediately adjacent to a 10-foot wide sidewalk when the vehicle jumped the curb and hit the building.

The store was closed as a precaution by the township Building Department until an inspection determined whether the structural integrity of the building was compromised, according to police.

A store employee outside the store turned away customers throughout the morning and early afternoon.

Responding to the incident were the township Police Department, Fire Department, Rescue Squad, Fire Safety Bureau, Office of Emergency Management and the Building Department. 

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