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Mission Hill houses evacuated after driver plows into one of them and severs gas line

Calumet Street crash

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports that somebody drove into a garageless house at 122 Calumet St., at St. Alphonsus Street, on Mission Hill around 9:45 a.m.

Firefighters evacuated both the house and two neighboring homes after discovering the crash severed a gas line into the house. Up to eight residents may have been dsiplaced; the driver was taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.

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No skidding and from the angle of the car, they just drove straight down Calumet without turning at all at this intersection. I'd assume they must have passed out for some reason? Scary. Hopefully they lose their license for medical or criminal negligence reasons.

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I'd assume they must have passed out for some reason?

They were probably on Facebook.

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Thank you all for being so considerate of the driver. He had a medical episode that caused him to hit the house. He's not a "criminal". I appreciate your
thoughts and prayers as he recovers from his injuries.

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Why can't I just drive to the golf course or the beach or whatever. Because you might hit a house (or a store) and end up in the hospital where they don't need you ever, but right now in particular!

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Especially when you displace 8 people AND force a gas worker to come out for repairs that wouldn't have been needed otherwise.

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That building has a safety vest on, and it probably was wearing headphones.

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It's been known to happen on Mission Hill. Hope they are OK.

BTW, ruined a very nice flowering shrub too.
https://goo.gl/maps/iBVcVLnjvUfNzrfY9

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NEVER had the brakes "just fail". There were always warning signs.

That's 1960s bullshit. You usually get plenty of warning in a modern car if you are paying attention to your maintenance and how the car drives.

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Some of us with long memories remember this tragedy.

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this particular section of Calumet is flat.

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Oh, and that's why you have an emergency brake.

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He passed away 10+ years ago I think.

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You hit a pedestrian and it slows your car down, but with them all at home and not crossing the street, your momentum carries you right into a building

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