A car drove into a home in Wilmington, Massachusetts, overnight, causing significant damage to the house and leaving two people injured inside the vehicle.
The homeowner, who was inside watching TV at the time, said it sounded like a helicopter had crashed into the building, which has since been deemed structurally unsound.
"His car was wedged in my garage," the homeowner told NBC10 Boston.
Tire tracks from the car could be seen on Friday morning, which appeared to show its path: across a neighbor’s front yard, then across the front yard of the home involved, before smashing into the front corner of the home, which was being boarded up during the early morning hours.
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The car caused significant damage to the garage of the home when it crashed on Woburn Street, where first responders were dispatched just before 10 p.m. Thursday.
It appeared to take out the area where the front right corner support beam would be.
The driver and a passenger were injured but both are expected to survive, police said.
"The guy was in a daze and his face was all full of blood and he was trying to introduce himself to me and I said, 'Relax, just sit down and relax ... I’ll get you some help,'" said the homeowner, who only wanted to be identified by his first name, George.
As George ran inside to call 911, neighbor Frankie Melanson heard the crash and came running to help the driver.
"He said his girlfriend was in the car and that she was kind of, like made him lose control, some argument or something, but I didn't see her," Melanson said.
Wilmington police said the passenger took off, but they located her, and both the driver and passenger were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver, who has not been identified, told police the crash was caused by his girlfriend, Elizabeth Tipton.
Prosecutors say Tipton has been charged with assault, disorderly conduct and violating an active restraining order to stay away from her boyfriend.
Tipton also had a warrant out of Ohio for domestic assault and battery, prosecutors said.
"This street's kind of like a recipe for disaster sometimes. It's kind of sandwiched in between two highways, people drive very fast," Melanson said.
Investigators are still looking into what caused the crash, and emergency service crews were on scene working Friday morning.
George, who wasn't hurt, said he thinks it could be weeks or even months before the home can be lived in again.