FAIRFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A driver slammed into a futon store in Fairfield, N.J. late Thursday afternoon, blowing out the store’s windows but causing no injuries.
Fairfield, N.J. police were notified at 5:05 p.m. Thursday that a 2006 Ford Taurus had crashed into the Futon World at 420 Route 46 East in Fairfield.
A 61-year-old Wayne, N.J. man was driving alone on Route 46 East, when police said he had some kind of medical event that resulted in his passing out behind the wheel.
The man’s vehicle then went off the road, struck a parked car in the lot of the store, and crashed into the windows.
There were no injuries in the crash, police said. Even the driver did not suffer any injuries.
But the driver was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson to be treated for the condition that caused him to pass out, police said.
“We are extremely fortunate that this did not result in someone being seriously injured or killed” Fairfield police Deputy Chief Anthony Manna said in a news release.
No tickets were issued in the accident, but Fairfield police have notified the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to determine if the man’s driver’s license could be re-evaluated.
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