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Driver, 103, Slams Car Into Hackensack Starbucks

The aftermath.
The aftermath. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A 103-year-old driver shifted his car into drive instead of reverse Friday and slammed it into a Hackensack Starbucks.

The city man, who turns 104 in just weeks, wasn't injured, authorities said.

The front of the Essex Street coffee shop sustained broken windows and other damage, however, after the 2017 four-door Ford sedan rammed into it at 1:40 p.m.

"He accidentally put his car in drive instead of reverse and it went over the park stop," Capt. Francesco Aquila, the officer in charge of the department, told Daily Voice. "Then he panicked and hit the gas."

Building officials and firefighters responded along with police.

The building wasn't structurally compromised, officials said, but extensive repair work was necessary before the shop could reopen.


ALSO SEE: A 74-year-old driver from Elmwood Park sideswiped a couple's car and then hit both of them with her sedan as they waited to cross a Fair Lawn street Friday night, authorities said.

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