Boy, 8, crashes BMW into porch

May 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM
| License Photo

BOSTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Boston authorities said an 8-year-old boy who took his mother's BMW for a joyride ended up lodged in a collapsing porch.

The Boston Fire Department said crews responded around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to Mascot Street, where they found the white BMW jammed into a neighbor's porch, the Boston Herald reported Thursday.

"He somehow popped into reverse, raced across the street, between two parked cars with about a foot to spare on each side going an estimate of 30 miles per hour into the porch," said Deputy Fire Chief Robert Dunderdale. "It compromised the entryway of this porch."

A relative said the boy, who escaped impaling by boards that crashed through the rear windshield all the way to the front windshield, was not injured.

Police estimated the house incurred about $80,000 in damage and the $50,000 car sustained "at least $20,000 in damages," officials said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
SoBe apologizes for alarming bottle cap message
Judge, former classmate have emotional reunion in court
Austrian teacher receives warning after killing rabbits in front of class
Wimbledon headband deemed too colorful for Wimbledon athletes
Lightning lights up Cinderella's castle, delays fireworks