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VINELAND — Four people were injured after a van, hit by another vehicle, slammed into house in the 600 block of South Spring Road just after 9 a.m. Monday.
Donna Barnes, 65, of the 2800 block of East Oak Road was heading south on Spring Road in a Dodge Caravan when the vehicle was struck by a GMC Yukon.
The Yukon driver, 44-year-old Glenn Fisher of the 600 block of Dukes Road, was traveling along Washington Avenue and failed to observe a stop sign, according to police. He was issued a summons for a stop sign violation.
The impact of the collision propelled the Caravan across the front lawn and into the house of Estelle Ostroff, who was home at the time of the crash.
Ostroff said she heard the accident but did not feel the impact.
“I heard a noise,” she said. When she looked out her upstairs window, Ostroff said, she saw the white vehicle at the intersection but didn’t notice the van that was wedged under her screened-in front porch.
It was her neighbor Jacki Tiro who alerted Ostroff that her home was damaged.
While her husband called for an ambulance, Tiro went to Ostroff’s back door to check on her neighbor.
Tiro said her husband checked on the driver of Yukon and she went to make sure the Caravan’s occupants were OK. She noted several suffered serious injuries.
The four occupants were taken to South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries, according to Al Lincks, of the chief of the city’s Emergency Medical Service.
The group may have been preparing for a Labor Day gathering because they had quantity of food in van. The impact caused a container of potato salad to splatter throughout the vehicle, according to rescuers.
Firefighters from Company No. 1 were on the scene to help remove the van from the home.
Ostroff remained calm and questioned the investigating officer, David Tesoroni, about when when she could pick up a police report to send her insurance company.
Article source: http://www.thedailyjournal.com/article/20120903/NEWS01/309030038