A 19-year-old Massachusetts driver tried to avoid a squirrel that darted into the middle of a road and ended up crashing into a home built in 1650 by Abraham Lincoln‘s ancestor, police said.
At around 6:30 a.m., the 2014 Audi Q7 SUV driven by the teenager swerved, went off the side of the road, and into the living room of the Hingham home.
Fortunately, the Samuel Lincoln House owners were still asleep in their upstairs bedroom and were unharmed. The driver sustained minor injuries.
A teenage driver swerved to avoid a squirrel, and ended up crashing through the wall of a historic home built by President Abraham Lincoln's great-grandfather.https://t.co/J8awf2dica— KATU News (@KATUNews) July 20, 2021
According to news reports, the driver was sitting on the sidewalk when police officers arrived.
The Hingham Fire Department issued her a citation for ‘failure to stay in marked lanes.’
The owners said they would repair the historical house and hire a specialist team to repair a knocked-off sign in the crash.