WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A car crashed into a residential building off Halcyon Drive in Worcester Tuesday, sending its driver to an area hospital and damaging at least two condo units.

The car came down a hill around 12 p.m. before hitting a series of pine trees and slamming into part of the Halcyon Hill Condominiums.

Photos taken in the immediate aftermath of the crash showed the car upside down.

The crash caused major damage to a downstairs unit, including the unit’s living room area. A two pound piece of metal also went through an upstairs window into a second unit where a woman working at her desk suffered minor cuts to her face, according to the woman’s boyfriend, who was also upstairs.

Back downstairs, a nurse getting ready for work said she was thankful her teen boys were not at home playing video games in the living room as they usually do later in the afternoon. 

“It sounded like an explosion,” Diana Mwangi told 7NEWS.

Crews were on scene cleaning up on Tuesday. 

An investigation is underway into the exact cause of the crash, though a police officer said speed appeared to be a factor.

The 24 year old driver was taken to a nearby hospital. His family said he had been transferred to an intensive care unit as of Tuesday afternoon.

Neighbors also said they’ve previously asked the Worcester City Council to put in speed mitigation measures in the area because this is far from the first time a car has lost control going down this hill.

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