RUNAWAY CAR SMACKS SUPERMARKET ENTRY
The vehicle plowed through two parking lots and struck the Foodtown entrance without hitting any cars or pedestrians Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Maude)
A 19-year-old Middletown man “left a pretty good path of destruction” before crashing his car into an entrance of the Red Bank SuperFoodtown Friday night in an incident police say was a “miracle” in that no pedestrians were struck.
Police Captain Darren McConnell says that at about 7:46p, Kevin McGinnis, who was driving northbound on Broad Street (Route 35) from Shrewsbury, ran a red light at the intersection of Newman Springs Road, crossed the oncoming lane of traffic, drove through the vacant Key Motors lot, and then plowed through shrubbery separating that property from its neighbor.
His car continued through the supermarket parking lot before crashing into the building, blocking the southern entry and exit doors.
“Miraculously, his missed everyone,” McConnell said.
McGinnis did strike a sign and lamp post on the Key Motors lot, but didn’t hit any other vehicles, McConnell said.
Police believe McGinnis had a medical issue that prompted him to lose control of the vehicle. He was unhurt in the crash, but was taken to Riverview Medical Center to be checked out.
No charges have been filed, McConnell said.