Holmdel P.O. Closed Briefly Following Accident

Photo by Christina Johnson.
Photo by Christina Johnson.

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. 


LGA December 14, 2013 at 02:17 AM
Another story of a senior citizen hitting the gas instead of the brake. (According to the Star Ledger, she was in her 60's) When will the State stop protecting us from ourselves and start protecting us from the real dangers in our society. Seniors, cell phones and aggressive drivers. I've said for years now that any over 45 should be required to have their driving skills re-evaluated every 2 years. I'm about to hit 50 and I already see my reflexes and vision diminishing. I have been in EMS since 1982 and have seen too many of these types of accidents involving seniors. I was even on a call where a elderly couple died in a hospital parking lot when they flipped their car. IN A PARKING LOT! The quick chek in Matawan was hit by one, as was the new wing of Centrastate. How many time sdo see on TV news where a car runs over some poor pedestrians in NYC? Take your parents keys away! How many silver alerts are issued in NJ? Every time i drive teh Parkway or Turnpike there's a new silver alert.


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