NEWTON, Mass. (WHDH) — A car drove right through a fence and into a house on Spaulding Lane in Newton Tuesday morning.
Newton Fire tweeted out the photo below of the view from inside the living room.
View from the living room of the home. pic.twitter.com/IlMGBeRbdZ
— Newton Fire (@NewtonFireDept) October 29, 2013
The silver Acura was coming down Brookline Street when it crossed the center line, over the sidewalk and plowed through a fence into a Newton home. Witnesses say the accident happened around 8:00 in the morning.
“I saw a car coming up on to the sidewalk over here. So I was like wondering what was going on. As I was approaching, the car kept going. Not slowing down at all. Kept going and went behind the fence where I couldn't see. So I drove, I turned and parked over here where I usually do. I saw that the car was inside the person's house,” said Michael Cassidy, witness.
Cassidy says he raced over to help the driver, a 67-year-old woman from Brookline. “And I tapped on the glass. And she still was unconscious. I said hello, hello. I tapped again. She finally moved. I was like, relieved. That she was coherent somewhat,” Cassidy said. Emergency crews quickly arrived and got the woman out of the car. Cassidy says the woman was not speeding, even though the car was clearly out of control. “I guess that she was going a normal speed. She must have became unconscious. She said ‘Where am I?’ I told her ‘you are in Newton.’ That was the most I got out of her,” said Cassidy. Fortunately, no one was home at the time. Police say it was also fortunate that schoolchildren were not in the area at the time of the crash. “We are very close to the school. Actually, just across the street from there. A little bit later in the morning, this could have been more tragic,” said Lt. Bruce Apotheker, Newton Police.
Sources told 7News that the driver had just dropped off her granddaughter at school, so she was not in the car. The driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. Police say the incident remains under investigation.