Car plows into vacant Boston building, wall collapses
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A car careened into a building at 68 Hampden Street in Boston Friday afternoon.
The driver of the car plowed into an old, vacant brick building late Friday afternoon, and the entire front wall collapsed.
"The front end of the car was completely destroyed .The glass was all smashed up, the windshield completely caved in,” said Nicholas Gately, a witness.
The driver hit the building so hard that the support beam came down and the main frame holding up the front of the building and the roof crumbled onto her car.
The victim's daughter said she swerved to avoid a head-on collision with an ambulance coming towards her vehicle at a high rate of speed, causing her to plow into the vacant building.
By the time clean up was underway and her car was about to be towed, the victim was already at the hospital -- alive and with very few injuries.
"She was trying to avoid the ambulance, she said. And it was coming down really fast and that's when she went into the building," said one woman. “She has a big hole in her tongue [she bit her tongue].”
The victim was admitted to Boston Medical Center. She is expected to be okay.