November 1 2017

Car Crashes Into Burlington Home Causing Damage


A Burlington home was damaged after a driver went airborne and crashed into the front of the house on Tuesday.

Burlington Police say that On Tuesday, Oct. 31, at approximately 2 p.m., Burlington Police received a report that a car had crashed into a house on Center Street.

Upon arrival, police observed a gray 2015 Toyota Camry on the front lawn of a home on Center Street. The driver, a 54-year-old Burlington woman, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. A passenger was not injured in the crash.

Following an on-scene investigation, police determined that the Burlington woman was on Birchcrest Street when she suddenly accelerated about 40 feet down the road, through a 5-foot embankment and onto the front lawn of a residence on Center Street. The car collided with a set of brick stairs and a pillar in front of the house. The brick patio and lawn also sustained damage.

Upon further investigation, police learned that as the driver was approaching the stop sign on Birchcrest Street, she was unable to reach the brake pedal, likely because her car had been detailed earlier that day and the seat had not been properly readjusted.

WHDH reports that homeowners Matt Rausch and Lauren Puccia were at work when the accident happened but the incident was caught on a home surveillance system. In it a car can be seen accelerating towards the home and striking the front of the house, damaging a pillar, siding and foundation. Fortunately the car did not go into the house.



The accident could have been much worse. The homeowners say that just minutes before the incident children were waiting outside for a school bus.


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