CUSTOMER HURT AS SUV HITS STOREFRONT

CluckmeEmergency workers take crash victim Michael Maxted to a waiting ambulance.

A 22-year-old Red Bank man was injured late Friday afternoon when an SUV crashed through the facade of the Cluck U Chicken fast food business on Water Street.

Michael Maxted, who was inside the store when the black Chevy Suburban plowed through the entrance, was taken to Riverview Medical Center with cuts and other non-life-threatening injuries.

Details on the accident were not immediately available. But the force of the impact was felt in nearby stores in the City Centre strip mall, which is bound by Water, West Front and Pearl streets and Maple Avenue.

"It sounded like something coming through the ceiling," said Mike Dominic of Red Bank, who was next door at the Dunkin' Donuts. "The floor was shaking and everything."

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