Explorer strikes a repair shop in Lowell.

Pictured below is the damage that was caused to the Mechanics Direct garage at 1375 Middlesex Street tonight when a Ford Explorer failed to stop at the end of Burnside Street, crossed Middlesex Street, drove through a chain fence and struck the side of the building.

Emergency crews were sent to the scene at 8:25 p.m., for a report of a car into the building. All in all not as bad as I feared it might be. A plate glass window was shattered and a support beam was cracked, but the vehicle remained outside of the building.

It looked like the driver actually pulled away from the building after the crash and parked in the parking lot. He was an older man who declined to comment. He did not appear to be injured, and wasn’t transported.

The car was towed and the garage’s owner was called to have the window boarded up. No word on charges, but the driver wasn’t in custody or anything.

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