UPDATE: Families Displaced After Car Strikes House in Harrison

Police in Harrison are on the search for the driver of a car that struck a house at 300 John Street on Saturday night then sped away from the scene.

According to a statement released by Harrison Police officials, at 7:24 pm., Harrison units were dispatched to a call of a vehicle striking a building.

Officials said when Officer Gerris and Sgt. McGuire arrived, they spoke with the landlord and witnesses.

According to Harrison Police, a witness told the officers that prior to their arrival, a vehicle veered off the road and struck the building.

Officials say the building did sustain significant structural damage.

The vehicle fled the scene and limited information about the car involved was obtained from the witness, according to Harrison Police.

The vehicle involved is described as a grey car with a Rutgers University sticker on the back of it.

Police believe the suspected vehicle would have sustained significant front end damage as a result of the accident.

According to police, the witness did not supply a driver identification or registration information.

The Harrison Fire Department and the town building inspector were called to the scene and deemed the building unsafe and the residents were relocated.

The Harrison Fire Department secures the building Harrison Police officials say.

There were no reported injuries as a result of the crash.

Police believe the suspected vehicle would have sustained significant front end damage as a result of the accident.

If anyone has information pertaining to this incident or
the described vehicle, please contact the Harrison Police department at 973-483-4100.

IMAGE CREDIT: Harrison Police Department