Brockton man crashes motor home into neighbor’s backyard pool
George Rizer for The Boston Globe
BROCKTON – Larry Lambert was driving back to his auto repair shop today when he saw a massive motor home crash and rumble through several yards before the 30 foot long vehicle came to a splashing stop in a neighbor’s 40 foot pool.
“The whole thing probably happened in 15 or 20 seconds,’’ Lambert said today.
Lambert said he was driving on North Quincy Street when he saw the motor home start backing out of a driveway with a man behind the wheel. The large vehicle was moving at a high rate of speed, and zipped across the street, crashed through bushes and landed on the neighbor’s front yard.
“He literally went into the yard across the street from his house,’’ Lambert said. “The next thing I knew, he put it back in drive’’ and drove back across the street and onto the owner of the motor home’s own property where it smashed through the yard.
Lambert said the vehicle then crashed into the property at 13 Rosemary St. before coming to rest in the backyard pool. Lambert said he first dialed 911 on his cellphone and then rushed into the backyard.
There, along with a neighbor, he found that the driver had somehow gotten out of the motor home and was in the pool.
“We both reached into the pool and got him out,’’ Lambert said. “He said the accelerator got stuck and then he said something about maybe his shoes got caught on the (accelerator) pedal.’’
Lambert said the man has been a customer of at his auto shop and that he had recently undergone leg surgery resulting from diabetes.
The driver, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to an area hospital.
Brockton public safety officials are now trying to safely remove the motor home from the pool.John R. Ellement can be reached at email@example.com.
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