IPSWICH, MASS. (WHDH) - A car slammed into a home in Ipswich Wednesday.
Police responded to reports of a Buick sedan that crashed into a single-family home at 41 Turkey Shore Road and came to a rest partially inside the front entryway.
Ipswich firefighters also responded to the scene and used hydraulic tools to extricate the driver of the vehicle, an elderly Ipswich man, who sustained minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Beverly Hospital.
The homeowners were not home at the time of the crash.
The home, built in the late 1600s, sustained significant damage to the front door and steps. A building inspector who responded to the scene deemed the building structurally sound.
“We have been working to restore it, and we’ve been working gradually,” said Thomas Schutte, who owns the home. “We’ve had various historians working with us. It’s unbelievable to think that our house has stood here since 1680 and has never had that kind of thing happen.”
Crews have since removed the vehicle from the house.
The accident remains under investigation; however, officials say the driver may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash.
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