Car rams building on Wood Avenue in Linden

image001LINDEN — Today, at 12:33 p.m., a 2005 Dodge Stratus, operated by James H. Foster, 19, of Linden, was travelling east on W. 15th St. and made a left turn onto S. Wood Ave. when he apparently lost control of the vehicle.

The car mounted a snow bank, jumped the curb, and struck the front of a building at 1410 S. Wood Ave.

The front seat passenger, Gisela Lorde-Aimes, 40, also of Linden, complained of a head injury and was taken to Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth by the Linden Fire Department Ambulance.

Foster was issued summonses for being an unlicensed driver, careless driving, and reckless driving.

The Linden Fire Department made temporary repairs to the building pending an inspection by the city’s Construction Code Officer to determine structural integrity.