A Holmdel woman hit a light pole, curb and gas line at the Holmdel Post office on Friday, Dec. 13, at 10:51 a.m., forcing the building to close for about an hour.
Police said that Elaine McMenamy mistakenly hit the gas pedal of her 2011 Volvo instead of the break and accelerated up the curb, where she hit the pole, gas line and some bushes.
The building was evacuated by the Police Department. Holmdel Fire Company No. 1 responded along with N.J. Natural Gas to assist at the scene. The gas company was able to shut off the service line and employees were allowed to re-enter the building after approximately one hour.
The crash is under investigation by Patrolman John Maguire with assistance by Sgt. Vincent Imperato and Corporal Walter Weber. Anyone who may have witnessed anything is asked to contact Patrolman Maguire at 732-946-4400.