May 29, 2016


Car crashes into home in Amherst

AMHERST – A man was injured when he drove his car into an Amherst house on Monday.

Around 9:50 p.m. a man driving along North Ridge Road in Amherst hit the side of a house at 48160 North Ridge Road, lodging half of his car through the brick wall.

Amherst Fire Chief Wayne Northeim said that while there was severe structural damage done to the house – and the wall had to be boarded up – there were no hazardous damages.

William Madras, the owner of the house, said along with the structural damage, the crash ruined his fireplace, the interior of the room and his car which sat outside.

“(The driver) hit the car first then bounced into the house,” Madras said.

Madras estimates the damages will cost over $50,000 to fix.

The driver suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash. Madras and another person who were both in the house in the time were uninjured but did not stay in the house overnight. Since Monday, both have returned to the house and plan to continue to stay there.

There is no word yet on the reason for the crash or what caused the driver to go off of the road.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.

About Anna Merriman

Anna Merriman is the police reporter for the Chronicle-Telegram. She can be reached at 329-7245 or her on Twitter.