NEWARK, NJ – According to Newyork.cbslocal.com, two teenagers died in a car crash. The incident occurred when the teens’ vehicle smashed into a house at about 5:30 in the morning close to Bergen Street.
According to the authorities, the vehicle had been stolen. The two teens struck a traffic light, hit a parked vehicle, and then crashed into the house. No one inside of the building was injured.
A stolen firearm was also found inside the crashed vehicle. The gun had apparently been taken from a home in Elizabeth.
Reporters spoke to the man who lives inside of the house that was struck. The man said that he saw the car, which was on top of his parked van. He said he saw a fire under the vehicles. The man gathered his five children to get out of the house. The building is being evaluated by engineers who are trying to determine whether the house is structurally safe.
The crash is under investigation by the Essex County prosecutor’s office.
Single-vehicle crashes almost always involve a driver violating the speed limit or driving too fast for the roadway conditions. In fact, in about 90 percent of these incidents involve speed limit violations. Drivers who strike fixed objects or run-off-the-road often do so because of one or more of some common driving hazards, including being distracted, drunk or drowsy.
Crashes into buildings are more common than many people realize as well. These crashes can cause damage to the buildings as well as the vehicles.
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