SUV crashes into hot dog stand, seriously injuring owner
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an SUV crashed into a roadside hot dog stand at the New Jersey shore, seriously injuring the stand’s 74-year-old owner.
The crash occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Monday at the Wunder Wiener stand on Route 9 south in Berkeley Township.
The stand’s owner, Gerald LaCrosse, was flown to a hospital, but further details on his injuries haven’t been disclosed. Witnesses told the Asbury Park Press he was conscious and talking when emergency responders arrived and removed him from the debris.
Witnesses said the SUV skidded when the driver tried to avoid a vehicle that was stopped to make a turn. The SUV then struck a utility pole and the stand.
The driver suffered an arm injury that wasn’t believed to be serious. The driver’s name wasn’t released, and it wasn’t clear if any charges would be filed.