Man in critical condition after crashing car into Taunton home

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TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — A Taunton man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after he crashed his car into the front of a Broadway home early Monday morning.

Police said the man, 47, slammed into the front of the home just after midnight.

Lori Waugh awoke to the sound of the car screeching down the road before barreling through her neighbor’s front porch.

“We heard the screech, as soon as we heard the screech, my husband and I looked at each other and started running for the stairs,” Waugh recalled. “That’s when we heard the boom and then we just kept running.”

Waugh said when she ran outside, she saw the man lying in the middle of the road. That’s when she told her husband to call 911.

Fire officials tell Eyewitness News the driver, who was the only person inside the car, suffered traumatic head and chest injuries. He was transported to Morton Hospital by ambulance, then airlifted to Rhode Island Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Waugh said the aftermath of the crash was jarring.

“It has taken out the porch, it had taken out pretty much everything in its path,” Waugh said of the crash.

Eyewitness News spoke with the homeowner, who said while her porch is completely destroyed, her home remains intact. No one inside the home was injured.

It’s unclear at this time what caused the driver to crash into the home.

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