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PHOTO GALLERY: Driver, 88, Plows Sedan Into Washington Township House

A firefighter drove out the Nissan sedan.
A firefighter drove out the Nissan sedan. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE photo
The driver backed up across the street into the house, witnesses said.
The driver backed up across the street into the house, witnesses said. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE photo: Melissa Trotta
The car went completely into the house.
The car went completely into the house. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE photo: Melissa Trotta
Officials deemed the house uninhabitable.
Officials deemed the house uninhabitable. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE photo: Melissa Trotta
There was no immediate word on injuries.
There was no immediate word on injuries. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE photo

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- An 88-year-old Washington Township driver's car barreled backwards into a neighbor's house across the street Monday afternoon, rendering the house uninhabitable.

"The woman backed out of her out of [her] driveway across the street and down a small embankment into the house" around 1:15 p.m., Police Lt. Richard Skinner told Daily Voice.

"The resident was home at the time and luckily went into the kitchen to answer the phone," he said.The homeowner's 16-year-old Golden Retriever ended up beneath the car but wasn't pinned or injured, the lieutenant said.

The car was towed out and driven up onto a flatbed, Skinner said.

Paramus Rescue helped township firefighters rig jacks to secure the house, which later was shored up by ServPro, he said.

A township building inspector was due before 6:30 p.m. to check their work, the lieutenant said..

Hillsdale EMS also responded, along with borough police.

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