Car crashes into building of NJ Motor Vehicle Commission
TRENTON — A vehicle crashed through the front of the MVC headquarters on Tuesday morning.
The Honda CRV driven by Jennifer Rosa, 40, of Plainsboro crashed through the front window of a restaurant on the lower level of the East State Street building just after 10 a.m, according to Alejandro Goez, a spokesman for the State Police.
Goez said the SUV caught fire after impact but was quickly extinguished by Trenton firefighters.
“I was in a meeting about four or five floors above where it happened, and I heard the crash, but I just assumed someone had an accident outside on the street,” an MVC employee told New Jersey 101.5. “It was like this big boom and some people were outside screaming like 'Help, help!' I was just thinking someone had a minor accident. It sounded like a vehicle hit another vehicle.”
The entire building was evacuated. Employees were allowed back into the building around 11:45 a.m. after the SUV was taken away on a flat bed.
See the video of the aftermath above.
Rosa was taken to Helene Fuld Medical Center Trenton for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to Goez, who said the cause of the crash remained under investigation.
MVC spokeswoman Marin Balick said the crash had no impact on MVC operations at any field offices.
A Dunkin' Donuts, Lab Corp, a physical therapist, the Renaissance Grill, a credit union, pharmacy and a workout center are located on the street level of the building. Child Protection and Permanency, the Board of Public Utilities and State Police also have offices in the eight-story building.