Car hits house on Chapman St.

  • A car crashed into this house at 409 Chapman St at the Corner of Silver St.  on Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

    A car crashed into this house at 409 Chapman St at the Corner of Silver St. on Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

  • A car crashed into this house at 409 Chapman St at the Corner of Silver St.  on Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

    A car crashed into this house at 409 Chapman St at the Corner of Silver St. on Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

  • A car crashed into this house at 409 Chapman St at the Corner of Silver St.  on Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz
  • A car crashed into this house at 409 Chapman St at the Corner of Silver St.  on Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz

GREENFIELD — A Chapman Street house was damaged when an elderly woman drove her Chevy Impala into it Wednesday.

“I was in the room where it happened. I’m really shook up,” said Kimberly Claine, who owns the house at 409 Chapman St. “I was standing by the fireplace and heard a huge ‘bang,’ then saw a cloud of dust and soot come out of the fireplace,” she continued.

The car took out a piece of a porch railing, tore up the exterior walls and left a large crack in the chimney when it hit the northwest corner of the house at about 4:30 p.m.

The building inspector told Claine she would need to have a contractor shore up the house before getting the OK to move back in.

The driver, Lucille Henry, 86, of Columbus Avenue, declined medical treatment after the crash and no occupants of the home were injured, according to Sgt. Mark Williams. Henry was cited for failure to use care in turning.

Witnesses said the woman was driving west on Silver Street, when she stopped and turned left onto Chapman Street.

“She was taking a left turn, and she never straightened the wheel out,” said Timothy Livingwater, who was driving behind the Chevrolet before the crash.

“She kept accelerating, bounced over the curb, caught some air and crashed into the house,” said Nathan Brooks, Livingwater’s passenger.

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