EAST HANOVER — On Sunday, March 31, at 3:36 p.m. Ms. Lourdes Deluca, 61, West Orange, was backing out of a handicapped parking spot when she lost control of her vehicle, backed over the curb, through the front windows and landed inside Tuesday Morning, 388 Route 10 (Castle Ridge Plaza).
Ms. Deluca stated “I was parked in a handicapped parking spot closest to the store. I turned on my vehicle and it started to move while still in park. I slammed on the brakes but they did not work, causing the vehicle to reverse into the store. I did not lose consciousness and was uninjured.”
Ms. Deluca was transported to Morristown Medical Center by East Hanover First Aid Squad as a precaution.
East Hanover Patrolman Joseph Dimeo investigated the accident. At the time of this story there were no motor vehicle violations issued.
The vehicle was towed by C & L Towing.
East Hanover Fire Department responded to the scene and assessed the building. They deemed the scene safe and advised there was no structural damage. Chief Davino advised he would contacted the building official, who advised he would not be responding.