DEDHAM (CBS) — A man was arrested after the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a Dedham home Sunday night. A 71-year-old woman who was inside became pinned by the truck.
Police said the truck crashed into the home just before 8 p.m. Emergency responders found the woman trapped and had to cut through the back wall of the house to free her.
She was taken to a Boston hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. She is expected to recover.
The truck driver, a 24-year-old man, has been charged with operating under the influence of intoxicating liquor causing serious bodily injury, operating to endanger and a marked lanes violation.
According to police, responding officers found the truck between the front door and the garage of the Sprague Street house. Two people were in the truck at the time of the crash.
“I was astonished to see that there was a truck inside the house. It was unbelievable,” a neighbor told WBZ-TV. “They brought someone out on a stretcher.”
The Building Department was called to the home to check the structural integrity.
It’s unclear how fast the driver was going before the crash.