SUV plows through Worcester home, nearly hits family on couch

WORCESTER (WHDH) – A SUV went off the road Monday night and slammed into the side of a house in Worcester.

The crash badly damaged a home on Eliot Street around 9 p.m.

“The fact that nobody got hurt is an absolute miracle,” property owner Colonel Boothe said.

Boothe said his tenants were sitting on the couch just three feet away from where the car landed.

“It’s not a great thing,” Boothe said of the crash, which left a gaping hole in the side of the home. “But everyone’s okay, so that’s good.”

The driver of the SUV was not seriously injured. The driver said she hit a patch of ice, lost control, smashed through a fence and then into the home.

The family who lived in the home is staying in a hotel.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Crews are working to patch up the damage so all of those who were displaced can return home.

 

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