HAMPTON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Two homes were damaged in a crash in Hampton Township this afternoon when a man drove straight through his own garage and then plowed into his neighbor’s garage.
Police, firefighters and paramedics were all called to the scene in the 3000-block of Chessman Street around 3:30 p.m.
Officials said the 76-year-old driver was pulling into his driveway when the accident happened.
After the man pulled into his garage, for whatever reason, officials say he never took his foot off the gas.
He plowed through the back of his garage, went through his next door neighbor’s yard, and then crashed through her garage – which is about two feet of solid brick – before stopping.
Neighbor Scott Cummins says he knew his daughter was out in the yard playing and was startled when he heard the crash.
“I heard a loud noise and when I got up off the couch, I looked out just in time to see the neighbor crash through the other neighbor’s garage, and then I ran out of the house and called 911,” said Cummins.
The driver refused treatment at the scene.
He was later seen leaving the scene in a Hampton Township Police cruiser.
Meanwhile, crews were called in to assess the damage and begin cleaning and making repairs.