Lawrence man crashes into Worldwide Floor Covering store on Business Route 1

A Lawrence man crashed into the Worldwide Floor Covering store on Business Route 1 North in Lawrence just after 8:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Police received multiple 911 calls after the crash. They arrived on the scene to find the front doors of the business shattered and a 2016 Toyota sedan inside the building. The operator of the vehicle, Lawrence resident Jinyan Li, 36, was not injured.

As a result of the investigation conducted on the scene, it was determined that the driver was headed eastbound on Darrah Lane before the crash. He drove his vehicle toward the
intersection of Business Route 1, then allegedly accelerated through the intersection even though he had a red light. He proceeded to drive into the parking lot of Worldwide Floor Covering and then into the building.

Li was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving an unregistered vehicle, careless driving, reckless driving, failure to follow a marked turning course, and disregarding a traffic signal.

The Lawrence Township Fire Department, Lawrence Emergency Medical Services, and Lawrence Building Inspector all assisted with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information should contact Lawrence Police Officer Marcin Piegza at 609-896-1111 or

Photo courtesy of the Lawrence Police Department.