Driver Hits Gas, Not Brake, In Dumont Building Crash

DUMONT, N.J. -- A driver who apparently hit the gas instead of the brake sent an SUV into a Dumont apartment building, causing damage to an apartment window.

The window frame was damaged and panes broken.
The window frame was damaged and panes broken. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Dumont Volunteer Fire Department

No injuries were reported after the Nissan SUV hit the building after jumping a Schraalenburgh Way parking lot curb and falling a few inches through a fence just after 1:30 p.m., responders said.

Window panes were broken and the frame was damaged in the crash.

The driver, whom responders described as elderly, wasn't injured seriously, they said.


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