Police: Man overdoses on heroin, crashes car into Lynn home

LYNN, MA (WHDH) – Emergency crews were on the scene late Monday night after a car crashed into a house in Lynn.

The crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. on Chestnut Street.

The house shifted 10 inches off of the foundation. Cell phone video revealed cracked walls and overturned furniture inside the home.

Homeowner Elizabeth Phillips said it was like a tornado had struck her home. Phillips and her husband were sleeping, but their son Alex Phillips was awake on the couch just feet away from where the car entered the home.

“It was a big bang, it shook the house and you could hear the crumple of the car, literally smashing the house together,” Alex Phillips said.

The impact was so powerful that the family initially thought they were trapped in the home. The family said people were already helping the driver when they realized what had happened.

Police said the driver of the car was overdosing on heroin when he crashed. They said officers found drugs inside the vehicle.

“He was passed out in the front seat,” Elizabeth Phillips said. “I looked out and somebody was checking his throat.”

Phillips said emergency crews used Narcan to revive the driver.

The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He will be summonsed to court on charges including, operating under the influence of drugs and heroin possession.


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