A woman driving an SUV swerved to avoid a squirrel and plowed into a historic Massachusetts home built by an ancestor of Abraham Lincoln, police said.
The 19-year-old woman was driving a 2014 Audi Q7 in Hingham early Thursday when she drove off the right side of the roadway, blew past a sidewalk and crashed into the living room of 182 North St. — also known as the Samuel Lincoln Cottage, according to a Library of Congress website.
“Approximately half of the car entered the home,” Hingham police said in a statement.
No one inside the home was hurt. The driver, who was not publicly identified, walked away unscathed but received a citation for failure to stay in marked lanes, police said.
One boy told WHDH the sound of the car’s impact woke him up.
“I heard a loud boom,” Will Keefer, 9, told the station. “I looked out the window and there was a car stuck halfway through