ATTLEBORO (CBS) – A 72-year-old woman is expected to face charges after police say she sped off from a crash scene and then slammed her car into a house in Attleboro early Thursday morning.
It started around 5:30 a.m. when two cars were involved in a minor accident at West and North Main Streets.
But police said one of the drivers, an unidentified 72-year-old woman, took off down West Street.
About a quarter of a mile away, she lost control of her car on a turn, hit a sign outside a dentist’s office, then struck a fire hydrant and a chain link fence before the car launched into the air hitting a house, tearing into a living room wall.
The car ended up flipped on its roof and there was significant damage to the home. The roof of a porch collapsed after the crash.
Police say a 72-year-old woman was involved in a minor accident this morning and then took off at a high rate of speed and then lost control, hit a Dentist office sign, a fire hydrant and a chain link fence before launching airborne into this home in #Attleboro @wbz pic.twitter.com/VT7GjHg2X5
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Home owner Chanthol Tho and his family were inside sleeping at the time of the crash, but none of them were hurt.
“We heard a big bang, a loud noise,” Tho told WBZ-TV.
Tho said the woman told him she was o.k. after the crash. She was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with minor injuries.
“I was kind of shocked when I saw the whole thing,” Tho said.
A crane had to be brought in to lift the car above the trees in the yard to get it out safely.
Attleboro Police say charges are pending against the driver.
The fire department told Tho and his family they can’t stay in the home for now.
“I’m just taking it one step at a time,” he told WBZ.
No other information is available at this point in the investigation.