Car crashes upside down into Medford house
MEDFORD, Mass. (WHDH) -- A car landed upside down after it slammed into the front of a Medford house Saturday morning. The driver was able to walk away uninjured and no one inside the home was hurt as well.
Neighbors said they saw the car careening down this hill before the crash.
“It sounded like screeching, almost like he lost his brakes or something but he was going backwards by my house,” said neighbor Christine Barry.
As for the cause, officers said it doesn't appear drugs or alcohol were a factor.
Police said the driver ran out of gas at the top of the hill before coming down backwards, slamming into a pole and then hitting the house upside down. Police also said it could've been a mechanical failure.
“The homeowners were home, they were in the backside of the house so they just heard a loud boom. There was no injury to anybody in the house at all,” said Officer Carl Brooks, Medford Police.
One resident who lives up the street, said she ran outside after hearing the crash and saw that the driver had climbed out of the car and walked away, shaken up but without injury.
“It could have been so much worse. Little later in the day, if all the kids were out playing, especially since he came all the way down the hill,” Barry said.
Many neighbors said the hill can often be a troublesome one.
"Rain, snow, regular driving. They just fly down the hill so even if you got good brakes, you might hit something,” said neighbor George Davidson.