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Driver plows into garage at major West Roxbury rotary

Car into garage in West Roxbury

Live Boston reports no injuries after a driver heading towards Jamaica Plain on VFW Parkway drove right into the garage of the house at the rotary on the way towards West Roxbury Parkway towards Centre Street, sometime after 2 a.m.

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major West Roxbury rotary

As opposed to a minor West Roxbury rotary.... when a shopping carriage is on it's side in Star Market parking lot and people have to drive around it.

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Lifetime revocation of driver's license

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Sorry. This dangerous moron will be behind the wheel of a rental car tomorrow. Even if they ran over a group of orphans in a crosswalk they would not have their license terminated.

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Ffs why not

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Was the garage wearing high-vis?

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Once lived in that house.

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What a mess! What happened? Was the driver intoxicated, or something? That is so weird--and dangerous. Here's hoping s/he gets sued for damages, if there were any!

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They were searching for what Big Bang Theory episode they wanted to watch next on their phone while driving.

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At 2am there's minimal, if any traffic in that rotary so the driver was either impaired or didn't know there was a rotary there and driving too fast. With the direction that this driveway is pointed they turned too early to get back on W Roxbury Pkwy. Unfortunately unless you're planning on installing some type of movable vehicle barrier there's no good way to protect your house from a repeat in the future.

And if you look at the photo there was definitely damage, the garage door is completely junked and at least one of the cars parked in that garage suffered some damage.

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What a mess! What happened?

I can only assume that the garage stepped off the curb without looking.

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Person who was the Boston Police Commissioner in the mid 1970s lived there.

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Later that evening at a press conference, Mayor Walsh chided the garage for getting hit. "Take off your headphones and look around more. You can't expect drivers to avoid you. You're gonna get hit if you don't take responsibility for your own safety"

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You know who used to live there, don't you ?

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The description doesn't make sense with the location of the house and position shown for the car.
"On VFW Parkway headed to JP" means headed east on VFW. Yes, they could be turning right onto West Roxbury Parkway headed south. It would be a mighty sharp right turn to get into that driveway and plow into the garage door at speed.
It makes more sense if they had been coming from JP on VFW and were going 3/4 of the way around the rotary to get on West Roxbury Parkway headed south. Then, all it would take is being a few degrees off to shoot straight into that driveway.

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