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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