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Sunday Accident on Main Street in Matawan Closes Road For Several Hours

The section of Main Street was closed until about 2:30 a.m. Monday, police say.

Main Street between Route 34 and New Brunswick Avenue was closed Sunday afternoon after a car crashed into a utility pole, according to Matawan Sgt. Thomas Falco.

At about 1:18 p.m. on Feb. 24, police responded to the one-vehicle accident and found that a 2005 Subaru Outback was driving north when it left the roadway, struck a utility pole and fractured it at its base.

An employee from a local service station was test-driving the car after performing mechanical work, Falco explained. The driver told police that his foot slipped off of the brake pedal and he looked down to check the floor area when he ran off the roadway.

The section of Main Street, also known as Route 79, was closed until about 2:30 a.m. Monday while Jersey Central Power & Light replaced the pole, Falco said. 

Patrolman Sean McCabe and Special Officer Jamil Brooks investigated the accident with help from Patrolmen Paul Ryba and Matthew O’Boyle.

The Matawan Fire Department, Matawan Fire Police and Keyport First Aid Squad also responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.

Bernie February 26, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Any up dates on this?
Tracey Failla February 26, 2013 at 08:12 PM
I hope he wasn't hurt. What repair center is open on Sunday, guess jiffy lube, but what kinda mechanical work does jiffy lube do besices oil changes.

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