A Hillsborough man was taken to the hospital after he crashed into a cement slab and then into a fence in Red Bank Saturday morning, police said.
James Mayer, 53, needed to be removed by emergency workers from his 2009 Honda Accord after the car veered off Prospect Avenue in Red Bank.
The driver was traveling eastbound on Harding Road and missed the turn and struck a cement slab, according to Red Bank Police Sgt. Robert Gannon. The driver attempted to back out and continue down Prospect and "lost control" and crashed into a fence that separates the yard of a Fair Haven home from the road, Gannon said.
Bernadette Dunphy, who's lived in that house for 23 years, said she was out dropping off recycling when the accident occurred around 9:20 a.m. She said she pulled in and saw emergency workers making their way through her yard to access the driver.
Mayer was removed on a stretcher and taken to the hospital in a Little Silver First Aid vehicle.
Police from Red Bank and Little Silver were on the scene as were fire and first aid from both boroughs.
Gannon said the driver was taken to the hospital and no charges were immediately filed.