Revere man blacks out after leaving hospital, crashes through front of Melrose home

MELROSE, MASS. (WHDH) - A Revere man who drove down a walkway, up a porch and through the front door of a house in Melrose Wednesday morning was on his way home from the hospital when he said he suddenly blacked out.

Police responded at around 11:30 a.m. to a crash on East Emerson Street and found a grey sedan sticking out of the front of a three-story home.

The driver, a 25-year-old Revere man, told 7News that he had just left Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after having blood drawn when he lost consciousness, veered off the road and crashed. The man could only remember waking up in the front hallway of the home next to a grandfather clock. He was not hurt and was able to walk out of the home on his own.

The crash caused extensive damage to the front porch and knocked down support beams. Homeowner Paul Mastronardi rushed home from work after hearing about the crash. He was stunned but managed to make light of the situation.

“I needed a new front door anyway,” said Mastronardi said. “I wish I didn’t paint it over the weekend.”

No injuries were reported. A tow truck has since pulled the totalled vehicle out of the home.

The driver was not cited.

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