HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A driver who reportedly passed out, ran a red light and hit another vehicle, struck a pedestrian signal, and finally slammed into a building in Hackettstown early Tuesday morning, police said.
On January 25, at 4:45 a.m., police responded to Budd Lake Bagel & Deli II, located at 333 Mountain Avenue, for a report of a vehicle that struck the building, police said.
Through a police investigation, it was determined that a 2006 Land Rover driven by Jeffrey Heymann, 62, of Washington, NJ (Warren County) was traveling east on Route 57 when he reportedly passed out behind the wheel and drove through the red light at the intersection with Route 182, police said.
The Land Rover then struck a 2016 Dodge Ram driven by Michael Danza, 51, of Mansfield Township, NJ which was travelling south on Route 182 and then Heymann’s vehicle continued through the intersection, struck a pedestrian signal and crashed into the front of Budd Lake Bagel & Deli II, police said.
The crash caused damage to the building and there were no injuries reported, police said.
Heymann was charged with failure to observe a traffic signal and careless driving.