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.
"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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