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Car Crashes into Building in Boston's South End

The crash occurred on Wednesday morning



    'This Is Ridiculous': Car Crashes Into Building

    A building was shaken Wednesday morning in Boston when a woman crashed into it. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016)

    A car crashed into a building on Shawmut Avenue in Boston's South End on Wednesday morning.

    Priscilla Brown instantly knew something was wrong.

    "It was loud, 'errr boom!' Like it almost shook my building down," she said.

    Brown was inside folding laundry Wednesday around noon when she heard the crash.

    "I said, 'what's going on?'" Brown said.

    Still dressed in her pajamas, Brown rushed outside her building to see the immediate aftermath of a multi-car crash.

    "Usually, there is kids waiting on the bus," she said. "Luckily there was no kids there, so they couldn't get hit, so thank God for that!"

    Brown and other witnesses say the driver told them she worked for a ride-sharing service and was transporting a passenger when the accident happened.

    "The lady was in the car, we thought her leg was clamped down, but it wasn't," Brown said. "We told her to stay there until the ambulance came."

    According to Brown, the passenger seemed OK.

    "She walked away, just walked away," she said. "I don't understand that, I would have stayed, but she walked away."

    Residents say cars have long sped through the intersection. It wasn't immediately clear what caused this accident.

    These residents hope this is enough to get drivers to slow down.

    "They race down here like this is a racing street, but actually, this is where the kids go to school," Brown said. "I hope nothing like this [ever] happens again unless they put some stop lights at these streets."

    "I'm aggravated," Shirley Thompson said. "This is not the first accident, this is ridiculous."

    Late Wednesday afternoon, debris still littered the yard outside the building. Brown struggled to process how it all happened.

    "For the life of me, I don't understand how the car got over the fence without the fence going down," she said. "Mystery, that's a deep mystery."

    Several parked cars and a mailbox were damaged.

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