A 49-year old Manalapan woman who put her car in drive instead of reverse and crashed into the new Key Fresh & Natural Supermarket at Yorktown Plaza on the afternoon of June 27, leaving two people with minor injuries, was issued a summons for careless driving.
Though her 2004 Jeep Liberty did not come in contact with victims, police said building debris caused injuries after the impact. A 20-year old man from Staten Island complained of pain in his chest and was transported to Centra State. A Toms River woman, 56, complained of leg pain but refused medical treatment.
An article in the Asbury Park Press identifies the victims as employees, and includes a startling photograph of the crash.
Because the injuries were minor and the accident was a mistake, police are withholding the motorist's name.
The building at 300 Gordon Corner Road was found to be structurally sound by Manalapan officials.
The 5,300 square foot Staten Island-based chain food store opened in early May.