Van Slams Into Hardware Store

By Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Jul 8, 2013  |  Updated 9:06 AM EDT
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Van Slams Into Hardware Store

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Crews investigate after a man crashed his handicap-accessible van into a Voorhees, N.J. hardware store on July 8, 2013.

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A man crashed his handicap-equipped van into an area business this morning.

The 53-year-old driver was going southbound on Haddonfield-Berlin Road (County Route 561) when he suddenly lost control of his vehicle near Union Avenue, according to Voorhees Township Police Lt. Dennis Ober.

The van, which is specially outfitted to be controlled with the man’s hands, did a sudden 90-degree turn into a tree and through the back window of Voorhees Hardware and Rental (VHR Rental) just before 8 a.m., according to police.

No one inside the business, which was open at the time, was injured.

The driver of the van was alert and conscious after the crash. It’s unclear if he suffered injuries because he has no feeling in his lower extremities, Ober said.

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SkyForce10 hovered overhead Monday morning as crews worked at the spot where the black minivan and tree slammed into the back of the brick façade.

The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation.

 


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