Driver Ticketed After Crashing Into Car Wash, Beer Store

Little damage to Herbertsville Road business, however

A township man received two summonses after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a Herbertsville Road business Monday afternoon.

Javier Leyvu-Ponce, 40, was charged with careless driving and being an unlicensed driver after he lost control of a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer SUV while navigating a curve in the road and crashed into Buchanan's, a car wash and drive-through beer store, said Brick Police Sgt. David Bedrosian.

Bedrosian said Leyvu-Ponce was travelling too fast for the conditions just after 5 p.m. Monday and, as he approached a curve in Herbertsville Road near 18th Avenue, lost control of the SUV. The vehicle first hit a curb, then a utility pole before making contact with the building, Bedrosian said.

No one was injured.

The crash caused minor damaged to Buchanan's landscaping and to a side wall of the building, but no structural damage. The business was open as usual on Tuesday.

JCP&L was notified by police about the damaged pole.

clamdigger September 05, 2012 at 06:50 PM
so you're blaming the building? maybe it's a hidden Decepticon Transformer. FYI, that business has been there for close to 50yrs...maybe more.
Joseph Fekete September 05, 2012 at 08:54 PM
I don't believe I've ever seen anyone slow down going around that bend in the road
Mark Story Jenks September 06, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I can remember years ago when Ocean County made improvements and lessened the bends on Herbertsville Road near Maple Avenue and up near the firehouse. They even moved the Osborn house as part of the latter project. Maybe Buchanan's/Roselli's bend would be too costly to change, or is not considered as dangerous as the other bends? Maybe both reasons.
Mark Story Jenks September 06, 2012 at 03:58 PM
You know, you have a point there. What does it matter if he's French-Canadian? lol
The Liberal Crusader September 13, 2012 at 04:44 PM
I don't recall making any of these claims. Nor am I stupid.


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