SADDLE BROOK, NJ- An off-duty Saddle Brook police officer suffered a medical episode and crashed his SUV through a playground fence and into a Saddle Brook preschool on Thursday, according to Daily Voice.
At approximately 11:00am, the off-duty officer just barely missed hitting a group of preschoolers playing outside. As a result of an undetermined medical episode, he instead crashed through a fence, hitting a tree in the process and eventually crashing into the Washington School building. The accident occurred near Market and West Streets.
No children were injured, and no life-threatening injuries were reported in the driver, 52-year-old Michael Benus.
The case is still under investigation. Information was not immediately available to the public or news outlets. We will be monitoring for updates.
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