Police: TR woman’s foot slips while parking, crashes into building


The following is a release from the Toms River Police Department:

On January 10 at 4:30 p.m., police, fire, and medical units responded to an office building at 833 Route 37 west for a motor vehicle crash.

Upon arrival they observed that a 2006 Ford Taurus was lodged within the structure. The 86-year-old driver, Jeanette Martin of Toms River, was not injured during the crash.


Mrs. Martin was attempting to park her car when her foot slipped off of the brake pedal. The Taurus then went over the curb and through the class window of a vacant building causing significant damage to the structure.

A 91-year-old female passenger of the car was also uninjured. Traffic officer Robert Westfall is conducting the investigation.

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