ACTON — Fire Chief Robert Hart and Police Chief Richard Burrows report the Acton Police and Fire Departments responded after a pickup truck crashed into a vacant home Saturday night.
At approximately 9:28 p.m., Acton Police and Fire were dispatched to 110 Central St. for a report of a car that crashed into a building. Upon arrival, first responders found that a 2005 brown Chevy Silverado pickup truck had crashed into the front of the vacant home, causing significant damage to both the vehicle and the building.
A preliminary investigation into the crash indicates the vehicle left the roadway, went over an embankment and was briefly airborne before crashing into the front of the home.
The driver, who was the only one in the vehicle at the time, was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.
Fire crews were able to quickly shut off a gas meter that was leaking after it was struck in the crash. Water and electricity were also shut off at the home, and the Acton Building Commissioner assisted on scene as well.
The driver will be summonsed to court for a Marked Lane Violation, Speeding and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Additionally, a request to suspend the driver’s license was submitted to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.