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Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn Suffers Concussion In Car Crash

BOSTON (CBS) – Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn was involved in a car accident near his South Boston home on Thursday afternoon.

In a statement, Flynn said he passed out while parking his car and suffered a concussion in the crash.

"After working out at the Boston Athletic Club for a couple of hours this morning, I drove home and while parking my car on my street, I got weak and completely passed out," Flynn said. "Minutes later I woke up, but my car unfortunately had crashed into another house on my street."

A large hole could be seen in a building on Flint Place where the crash occurred. A black SUV with front end damage was towed from the area.

"Thank God nobody got hurt," Flynn said.

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Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn was involved in a crash near his home. (WBZ-TV)

"My thoughts go out to the Flynn family and to the mayor hopefully for a speedy recovery," Mayor Marty Walsh told WBZ-TV.

Flynn served as Boston's mayor from 1984-1993 and then went on to become the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.

Boston Police say no citations have been issued.

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