Careless Driving Summons For Woman Who Crashed into New Store

A driver pulling away put the car in drive, instead of reverse, and drove into a newly-opened Manalapan supermarket.

A 49-year old Manalapan woman who put her car in drive instead of reverse and crashed into the new Key Fresh & Natural Supermarket at Yorktown Plaza on the afternoon of June 27, leaving two people with minor injuries, was issued a summons for careless driving. 

Though her 2004 Jeep Liberty did not come in contact with victims, police said building debris caused injuries after the impact. A 20-year old man from Staten Island complained of pain in his chest and was transported to Centra State. A Toms River woman, 56, complained of leg pain but refused medical treatment. 

An article in the Asbury Park Press identifies the victims as employees, and includes a startling photograph of the crash

Because the injuries were minor and the accident was a mistake, police are withholding the motorist's name. 

The building at 300 Gordon Corner Road was found to be structurally sound by Manalapan officials.

The 5,300 square foot Staten Island-based chain food store opened in early May. 

William July 03, 2014 at 03:21 PM
Does not surprise me I am waiting for Someone anyone, does not have to be a Woman, To Drive into the New Verizon store on a curve entering The new Whole Foods Lot. It will happen matter of when, Who dreamed that one up. 2004 Jeep she needed a new one anyway, one with a lot of AIR Bags and front collision warning.
Matthew Needelman July 03, 2014 at 03:44 PM
Funny how the story changes. One said her tires spun and smoked, but I believe this story is the truth.
William July 03, 2014 at 04:08 PM
Matt did not find that but did LOL with her name was not released because it was a MISTAKE Now we have MISTAKES not ACCIDENTS If you say your sorry then its not your Fault anymore. Your Honor my client made a mistake please forgive her.


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