Clown crashes car in north Jersey

A clown had nothing to smile about after performing at a day camp in northern New Jersey.

The woman’s car crashed into a utility pole in Westwood Monday.

Her fellow clowns came to her aid.

Jack “Poppi T Clown” Erbstein tells The Record newspaper the driver was reaching for a GPS device that fell off the windshield when she veered off the road and hit the pole.

Police Chief Frank Regino says the 68-year-old sustained minor injuries. Her name was not released.

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