Driver hospitalized after fiery crash in Brookline
BROOKLINE, Mass. (WHDH) -- Early Wednesday morning Brookline police officers responded to the scene of a fiery car crash on Beacon Street.
The SUV was engulfed in flames but that didn’t stop a police officer from jumping in to help save the drivers life.
“It was loud enough I knew it was serious,” a neighbor said. “We went out on the deck and my goodness the flames were very high.”
The impact of the car hitting a tree on the sidewalk was so loud and violent that windows at nearby businesses were broken.
“The first thought I had was ‘oh my goodness the person that was driving it probably never survived,’” a woman who owns a business in the neighborhood said.
Thanks to the police officers though, the woman did make it out alive. She is in critical condition and her name has not been released
“As I approached my store I saw the car completely in shambles. It was in 5,000 pieces. There wasn’t a piece of metal intact,” the business owner said.
Neighbors were glad the crash happened very early in the morning when there weren’t pedestrians and other vehicles to get hit.
“I don’t know how it happened, 4:30 in the morning no other cars,” the business owner said. “I’m just very grateful that it didn’t happen in the day time.”