RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – No one was injured after a car crashed through the garage door and rear wall of a Hunterdon County home Thursday morning, according to a post on the Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad Facebook’s page.
The crash happened on October 14, at 9:48 a.m., at a residence on Claridge Lane in Raritan Township, authorities said.
According to the Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad, a resident at that location had accidentally driven through their garage door and rear wall, causing structural damage and leaving a support beam for the second floor living area unsupported.
The Flemington – Raritan Rescue Squad crews arrived on scene and found an engineered wood beam in the garage, supporting the second floor living area, had been left unsupported after a support column and bearing wall had been damaged by the vehicle striking them, authorities said.
Crews installed a temporary two post shore using Paratech Rescue Struts to hold the beam and two more post wood shores were then constructed to replace the Paratechs. Crews then assisted by taking down the damaged garage door so that the car could be removed safely from the garage, authorities said.
The scene was cleared by the building department and all units were clear in about an hour, authorities said.