Car Strikes Route 9 Strip Mall

A car struck a building, causing damage to the bricks and structural integrity. (Photo courtesy Waretown Fire Department)

  WARETOWN – A car struck a building on Route 9, causing damages to both of them, the Waretown Fire Department reported.

  The crash took place on the 500 block of Route 9 on August 3, they said. The car damaged the bricks and shifted a load bearing wall.

  The car appeared to jump a curb in front of a parking space, striking near the doorway to Lunchbox on 9. That company posted on Facebook “I just want to thank the fire and police they did a great job!!!”

  No injuries were reported.

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  Waretown firefighters and members of the Ocean County RUST Team (Regional Urban Strike Team) from Station 20 shored the building temporarily so the vehicle could be safely removed and until the proper repairs could be made, firefighters said.