The City Centre strip mall has seen four incidents in which cars have driven into storefronts in recent years, the latest on March 3, below. (Photos by John T. Ward, above, and Carl Colmorgen, below. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
The owner of Red Bank’s City Centre strip mall hopes to put an end to unwanted drive-thru service.
After four incidents in recent years in which vehicles jumped the curb and crashed into storefronts, John Bowers will install safety bollards, he tells redbankgreen.
Two employees reported non-serious injuries after a car jumped the curb and plowed through the storefront of the Cluck U chicken restaurant on Water Street in Red Bank shortly before noon Tuesday, according to police Chief Darren McConnell. The driver was identified as Liv Wilson, 71, of Holmdel. No summonses were immediately issued, and the crash is under investigation by Patrolman Matthew Ehrenreich of the RBPD traffic safety unit.
A Honda Pilot crashed into the City Centre shopping plaza sign on West Front Street in Red Bank around noontime Thursday, taking down a traffic signal in the process. No information about the accident was immediately available. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)