Former Boston mayor Ray Flynn crashes car into house

Former Boston mayor Ray Flynn crashed his car into a home in South Boston on Thursday morning. 

Flynn, in a statement, said he was driving home after exercising at his gym when he "got weak" and "completely passed out," while attempting to park on his street.

Minutes later I woke up, but my car unfortunately had crashed into another house on my street. No neighbors around at the time. I received a concussion with many more tests to follow. EMT’s, Firefighters, and Police were terrific and our South Boston neighbors were just great. Thanks to Mayor Walsh, my family and so many Boston citizens for their sincere and kind expressions of concern.

Medical personnel responded to the scene, according to Mayor Marty Walsh’s office. Flynn was taken to a hospital as a precaution, Walsh’s office said. 

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The accident left a large hole in the side of a home and badly damaged the SUV Flynn was driving. Crews have boarded up the hole the crash left in the side of the home. 

The residents of the home had to find other accomodations. 

Flynn was elected to three terms as Boston Mayor. He also served as ambassador to the Vatican from 1993-1997.

Workers on scene said the crash did not affect the structure’s stability. 

The crash is now under investigation.

Walsh told 7News, "My thoughts go out to the Flynn family and to the mayor."

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