MARSHFIELD (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) The American Red Cross is giving a Marshfield family temporary shelter after their home was left uninhabitable by a car.
A spokesperson for the Red Cross tells FOX 25 that a car slammed into the home located at 380 South River Street in Marshfield at about 2:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. The house was built in 1725.
The owner tells FOX 25 that the driver started veering off the road, clipped a rock and went airborne. It was at that time that the driver took out two mailboxes and then hit the house, says the homeowner.
Neighbors allege that the unidentified male driver got out of the car, which came to a rest in the middle of the street, and began walking. The neighbors claim to have stepped in and not let the man leave until police arrived.
The home sustained structural damage as a result of the crash. The Red Cross called the residence "uninhabitable" late Saturday morning. The family of three living in the home has been given emergency shelter and funds for food by the Red Cross.
The homeowners were inside and asleep at the time of the incident. They say no one was hurt.
The home is located on the corner of South River Street and has had close calls with drivers in the past.
There was no word as of Saturday morning on whether or not the driver will face any charges.