Impact of collision sends 2 cars into Dorchester homes
DORCHESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- The impact of a car collision in Dorchester was so severe that it sent two flying off the road. The van and the SUV plowed into two different homes and sent people to the hospital.
“This car looks like it was going high rate of speed. There’s a lot of damage to this building,” said Dept. Chief Robert Dunderdale of the Boston Fire Department.
Fire crews on scene said they don't know how the two cars ended up inside two different homes. They just know they created a lot of damage.
“We have major structural damage to this building. We're in the process of shoring up the inside because the whole corner of the building is not secure,” said Dunderdale.“The building department on scene structural engineer and hopefully we'll have this set for private contract to come in.”
Two adults and a child in a minivan were taken to the hospital to be checked out. While crews worked to shore up the homes, investigators are now trying to piece together what caused this unusual crash.
“We have to probably flatten these tires to even get this car back out from under this build building with the tow truck,” Dunderdale said.
Neighbors said they’re not surprised.
“They speeding up, speeding down day and night,” said Pablo Mendez.
They said this busy road is notorious for speeding and they’re sick of the damage it causes.
Fire crews don’t know if the cars crashed, then ricocheted into the two houses, or if they swerved and then crashed, but neighbors said the speeding is making their street too dangerous for the many children who live there. They want something to be done about it.
“There’s a lot of kids [that] live around here. People have to be aware, they have to slow down,” said Lenore James.
The woman who drove into one home has been ticketed for having a revoked license, not having insurance and having the right plates on the car.