A Massachusetts driver who crashed into the ancestral cottage of Abraham Lincoln claims she swerved to keep away from a squirrel.
The lady, 19, was driving her 2014 Audi Q7 east on North Avenue in Hingham round 6:35 a.m. on July 15 when she drove off the street and into the seventeenth century residence, the Hingham Police Division stated in a press release.
‘The driving force stated she swerved to keep away from a squirrel within the street and drove off the appropriate facet of the street, over the sidewalk, and into the entrance of the home,’ cops stated.
Cops stated the motive force, who was not recognized, was sitting on the sidewalk once they arrived.
The driving force and the residents inside the house weren’t injured. The teenager was ticketed for failing to remain inside marked lanes.
A Massachusetts driver who crashed into the ancestral residence of Abraham Lincoln claims she swerved to keep away from a squirrel
The lady, 19, was driving her 2014 Audi Q7 east on North Avenue in Hingham round 6:35 a.m. on July 15 when she drove off the street and into the house
Cops stated the motive force, who was sitting on the sidewalk once they arrived, and the residents inside the house weren’t injured
The car was later towed from the house after it smashed midway into the historic cottage
Will Keefer, 9, advised WHDH that he awoke when he ‘heard a loud increase’ from the automotive smashing into the house.
‘I appeared out the window and there was a automotive caught midway via the home,’ he stated. I bought my mother and father to name 911. It was fairly loopy.’
Pictures posted to social media by the police division confirmed the entrance of the car destroyed on the mattress of a tow truck after it had smashed midway into the house.
It was not clear how briskly the teenager had been driving when she wrecked her Audi, of which the unique sticker value of which ranged from $47,700 to $64,900 in accordance with Carfax.
The householders stated they are going to have the historical past residence repaired, Zenger News reported.
The cottage was inbuilt 1650 by President Abraham Lincoln’s fourth great-grandfather Samuel Lincoln, an English settler who purchased the land in 1649, in accordance with the Library of Congress.
It sits simply down the road from the historic Samuel Lincoln Home at 170 North Avenue, which was inbuilt 1721 and likewise residence to generations of the late president’s household. The house was designated a historic location in 1930.
‘Samuel Lincoln, ancestor of President Abraham Lincoln, and one of many eight early settlers of Hingham bearing that title, bought this land in 1649,’ reads the historic signal depicted on the residence.
‘Seven generations of Lincoln descendants lived right here.’
The five-bedroom, 5,100-square-feet Samuel Lincoln House is at present listed on the market for $1.86 million.
In keeping with The Patriot Ledger, the cottage sits throughout the road from one other historic residence – that of Benjamin Lincoln, whom there isn’t a proof to recommend was associated to the household of Abraham Lincoln.
The Samuel Lincoln Cottage is pictured unscathed in a Google Avenue View picture
The house was inbuilt 1650 by President Abraham Lincoln’s great-grandfather Samuel Lincoln, an English settler who purchased the land in 1649
The Benjamin Lincoln Home sits at 181 North Avenue in Hingham and was inbuilt 1666. In keeping with the Hingham Historical Society, it was the house of the city’s ‘most well-known resident.’
Lincoln was the fourth Lincoln to personal the house, which was constructed by his great-grandfather Thomas.
Benjamin Lincoln served as a significant basic within the Continental Military through the American Revolutionary Warfare and formally accepted the British give up at Yorktown as George Washington’s second in command.
He then served as the primary United States Secretary of Warfare from 1781 to 1783 and remained energetic in early American politics.