CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A car crashed into a front porch in Chicopee, Monday night, hitting a fire hydrant and causing water to flow onto the street.
Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News the crash happened around 9:20 p.m. at 58 Rimmon Avenue. He said the driver, who was a woman, lost control of the car and veered off the road to the house. The woman’s injuries weren’t serious, but she was taken to Baystate Medical Center for precaution measures. She has been released from the hospital.
The family was inside the home at the time of the crash. They told 22News they felt the house shake when the car crashed into their porch. They were in good spirits Monday night and thankful no one was injured.
When 22News arrived on Rimmon Avenue, water was gushing out from where the fire hydrant was damaged; the Chicopee Department of Public Works was called in to turn off the water. Water has since been restored.
A tow truck was called in to take the car away. Officer Wilk said the driver did not know what happened, and she was not cited for the crash. The home’s porch did receive extensive damages.