Authorities say a 38-year old Abington man may have had a seizure, moments before crashing into a strip of Braintree stores on Washington Street shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night– and now they are moving for the driver’s license to be immediately suspended.
A witness told officers that a 2007 Dodge Charger, that according to police was found inside the building when officers arrived, was traveling southbound on Route 37 (Washington Street) when it suddenly veered off the road, jumping the curb, striking the building at an angle, and coming to rest inside a dry cleaners store, which was closed. The building also houses a hair salon and a convenience store, which were open at the time of the crash.
The operator, whose name is not being released because he has not been charged with a crime, was trapped inside his vehicle and firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free him. He did not appear to be injured and made statements to rescue personnel regarding his medical history. He was transported to South Shore Hospital with non- life threatening injuries.
The crash took out the entire front of the building and damaged the gas line coming into the building.