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Toms River Driver Takes Out Light Post, Crashes Into Bank

Toms River police are investigating an accident in which a driver crossed into the opposing lane of Route 9, ultimately crashing into a building.

According to police spokeswoman Jillian Messina, officers were called to the property at 2338 Route 9 at about 1 p.m.

The initial investigation, police said, determined that while attempting to make a left turn onto Route 9, Anthony Marino, 93 of Toms River, accelerated and traveled across the highway and onto the property, striking a support wire, a street sign, a light post and then struck the bank before coming to rest in the bank lobby.


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Marino, who was uninjured in the collision, was issued a summons for careless driving, Messina said.

In addition to the property damage, a witness was struck by debris and suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision, Messina said. The building was deemed structurally safe by the Toms River Township building inspector. The accident is under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officer, Cpl. Robert Westfall.

 


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