At 8:45 on Sunday night, a state trooper tried to pull over a 2011 Nissan Altima, but the driver sped off, according to Massachusetts State Police. The Altima crashed into a mulch patch after eluding the police, sending the vehicle flying and over the rock wall of 79 North Main Street, shattering trees and light poles in the process.
The Nissan’s engine block was launched into the air and punched a four-foot-wide hole in the second floor of 73 North Main Street when the car hit the ground and connected with the front end of a parked Jeep Wrangler. Additional impact debris tore another hole in the first floor.
Trevor Sims, the homeowner, had just gotten home from work and was going through his normal rituals, which included feeding the cats. After he finished preparing his meal, he sat down to eat it.
At the same time, the engine propelled itself into the second story of the house, just avoiding his mother-in-law who was located on the upper level. Sims hurriedly made their way upstairs, confronted with a smoldering engine and a big hole in the wall.