UPDATE: Driver Charged After Silverwoods Home Struck by Car

Car struck home Tuesday afternoon

No injuries were reported after a car struck a Silverwoods home on Tuesday afternoon, leaving a large hole where the front door once stood.

A Ford Fusion appeared to have jumped a curb in the adult community, coming to a rest after flattening a bush and crashing into unit 13 of Building 120 at about 4 p.m.

The driver, 82-year-old township resident Dorothea Kilgour, lives in the home that was struck and was charged by police with careless driving, said Lt. Robert Dolan in a statement.

Kilgour and a passenger, 82-year-old Mildred Redmond, were able to exit the car with some help by  Patrolmen Brian Collins and David Fusaro.

The  also responded to the scene. The car, which had a heavily damaged front end, was removed by tow truck.

The home was deemed structurally sound by township zoning official Gary Loftus, Dolan said, and Collins is investigating the cause of the crash. 

Last week, authorities in nearby Lakehurst responded to the Hall's Gulf Service station after .

Mattie April 11, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Interesting. I think crashing into your OWN home with your car is a 'first' for these types of accidents. I've seen them hit their next door neighbor's house, the neighbor across the street's house, and random houses in the senior community, but never their own house!
Xavier April 11, 2012 at 01:08 PM
When I was 17 i got a careless driving ticket for spinning my wheels pulling out onto Rt 9. Good to know that when I'm 82 I can destroy the front of someone's house and the punishment will be the same. How is this not charged as reckless driving?
Mattie April 11, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Reckless driving is such a BS ticket. Unless the cop was actually watching the driver come down the street in a 'reckless' manner... how do we know they were driving recklessly? Just because they got into an accident? Well that can happen for a number of reasons, doesn't mean they were driving 'recklessly'. Spinning wheels to get out onto Rt 9 shouldn't be considered reckless either, sometimes when you are trying to get out quickly (AND safely) into traffic, tires spin. Doesn't mean you are reckless unless you (almost) lost control of the car and swerved while doing it. If reckless driving tickets were in any way logical, every single driver involved in every single accident, serious or minor, should get a 'reckless driving' ticket. It's BS.
J-Rock April 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM
this is my grandmother. i bought her that bird clock that you see in one picture. I'm happy to see it is undamaged. Spent 30 bucks. oh and my grandma is fine. she's a really terrible driver.
Elizabeth April 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM
I personally think you're full of it.....however, if it IS your lovely "grandma", I hope you start driving her around, she does NOT belong on the road.


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