SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — Police say a teen driver faces multiple charges after crashing into a garage, attached to a house.
Seekonk Police Chief Craig Mace tells us the incident happened on Howland Street, near County Street around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Chief Mace says an officer saw a Subaru Legacy and another vehicle speeding on Arcade Avenue by Back Street, prior to the crash. Police say the Legacy was being operated aggressively.
The officer signaled his emergency lights to try and stop the cars. Police say the Legacy crossed the solid yellow lines and passed two cars heading toward County Street.
Police say the Legacy also failed to stop at a stop sign and sped through an intersection.
Chief Mace says the car swerved off the roadway at a high rate of speed and collided with an unattended pickup truck, a fence, and then a garage portion of a house.
“Astonishing, absolutely astonishing,” said Jim Broadmeadow. “By the time I grabbed my jacket, put my boots on came outside first thing I saw was my son’s truck, absolutely demolished and I couldn’t believe it.”
Police say the driver of the Legacy is a 17-year-old from Seekonk. The passengers were an 18-year-old and 16-year-old.
All three teenagers went to the hospital with minor injuries.
The driver faces the following charges: fail to stop for police, reckless operation, marked lanes violation, speeding, illegal passing, stop sign violation, and junior operator license passenger restriction.
Officials are still investigating at the scene of the crash.