Out of control: SUV goes into air, lands in Northern New Jersey townhouse

    Believe it or not, no one was seriously injured after an SUV went 10 feet into the air before slamming into the front room of a Northern New Jersey townhouse this week.

    The Star-Ledger reports the bizarre accident happened Thursday night as a driver was headed home from a nursing class.

    While stopped at a traffic light on University Avenue in Newark, the driver tells the Star-Ledger her Nissan Pathfinder began to surge. Speeding through three traffic lights, the driver says her breaks wouldn’t work. After roughly 2,000 feet, the SUV jumped a curb, struck several parking meters and then filled with black smoke before eventually launching into the Society Hill townhouse.

    The Star-Ledger says a grandmother and her two grandchildren were inside of the home at the time of the crash but made it out without being seriously injured.

    Police have said no criminal or motor vehicle charges will be filed against the driver.

    Click here to see pictures of the accident from the Star-Ledger.

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