Car strikes Bellevue Avenue residence after being hit in intersection
A two-car collision at the intersection of Grove Street and Bellevue Avenue on July 21 ended with one car striking a Bellevue residence, police said.
A 70-year-old from Bloomfield was driving a 2007 Hyundai Sonata eastbound on Bellevue Avenue when she was struck by a 2007 Dodge Caravan heading southbound on Grove Street, police said. The Sonata left the roadway from the southeast corner, traveled through bushes and hit the front porch of a Bellevue Avenue residence, police said.
Montclair Police responded to the intersection at 11:03 a.m. on a report of the motor vehicle accident. The driver of the Caravan, a 52-year-old from Paterson, was issued a summons for failure to observe a traffic signal.
Both drivers were treated by the Montclair ambulance unit and transported to Mountainside Hospital for complaints of pain. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
The residence that was struck by the Sonata had one occupant inside who was not injured in the incident, police said. Due to the damage from the accident, the front porch of the residence was declared unsafe by the Montclair Building Department.
— Talia Wiener