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Driver Hurt When Speeding SUV Goes Airborne, Slams Into Plymouth Home

PLYMOUTH (CBS) – A SUV crashed into a Plymouth condo building Thursday, narrowly missing a woman inside.

Brian Suitor was at his Cherry Street home when an SUV barreled through his back deck at around 9:20 a.m.

"We immediately heard and felt it. It shook the entire building," said Suitor. "I looked right out my window and saw the vehicle flipped over, immediately told my wife to call 911."

Police told WBZ-TV that a 55-year old driver was likely going too fast down a hill when he rear-ended another car, hit a boulder and went airborne.


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An SUV rolled over and crashed into a Plymouth home. (Image Credit: Ashley Morales)

"There's a large boulder that was right at the edge of the road --- kind of for that purpose --- struck that boulder, caused the car to go down the hill towards the house," said Plymouth Fire Chief Ed Bradley.

Suitor and his wife rushed to help the driver and their neighbor.

"Someone was able to get him to move his fingers, so we knew he was at least alive," Suitor said.

The driver was taken by MedFlight to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries. There was no one else in the SUV.

Tire marks on the grass led all the way to Suitor's back door. Next door, you could see into his neighbor's kitchen. The homeowner was sitting just steps away at the time of the crash.

"Making tea one moment, and then the next, a car is in your kitchen," he said.

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Damage left behind following a Plymouth crash. (WBZ-TV)

This isn't the first time a car has driven off the roadway.

"It is a pretty sharp curve, and it does have quite an incline," said Chief Bradley.

One neighbor said that people drive too fast down Cherry Street and can't hit the brakes in time coming around the bend.

"I've seen 3-4 crashes here, so it's pretty dangerous I would say," said neighbor Kristen Landry.

The gaping hole, debris and broken glass is a reminder of how lucky neighbors are that no one living there was seriously hurt.

"Definitely a close call," said Landry. "Everyone was safe, which is all that matters."

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