Flood Pushes Cars Off Dealership Lot And Straight Into A Bridge

A Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge dealer in Little Falls, New Jersey discovered an unconventional way to clear out excess inventory with a little help from the Peckman River. Unfortunately this had nothing to do with a sales event, but rather a flood.

According to News 12 New Jersey, the flood caused a number of vehicles from the dealership to float down the river and crash into a nearby bridge. As you can see in the video, an assortment of models drifted down the river including a Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500. While it’s hard to count how many vehicles ended up against the bridge, the clip appears shows appears to show at least 10.

Unfortunately, the damage didn’t end there as the mayor of Woodland Park is claiming that the makeshift car dam sent floodwater pouring into his community. He’s particularly upset about as he said police often tell the dealership to move their vehicles, due to possible flooding, but this time they didn’t move them.

As a result, the mayor says the flooding in his community was a result of the dealership. That’s hard to prove, but the mayor says 210 homes and 75 businesses were flooded. This reportedly caused around $3.5 (£2.7 / €3.0) million in damage.

There’s no word on how many vehicles were damaged at the dealership, but the height of the flood waters suggests most, if not all, the models were flooded.


  • Hot Twink

    Even nature doesn’t like Fiats that masquerade around as Jeeps.

  • Mr. EP9

    Welp, off to the salvage yard to sell them as scrap. And if that doesn’t happen, they’ll wind up being sold by shady dealers as “new”.

  • Bo Hanan

    This is horrible.

  • Paul

    Good grief.

  • BlackPegasus

    Hurry before these deals get swept away.

  • karmat

    I heard that all those Chryslers were written off by the insurance company….$500 damage.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Sad sight…

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