BOSTON — A driver crashed through McGoo’s Pizzeria in South Boston early Friday morning, smashing the glass storefront, and scattering debris along the sidewalk and forcing several residents to evacuate.
“It shook the whole building,” said Deanna Mujezinovich, who lives on the top floor above the restaurant on West Broadway. "I just heard people screaming and pulling someone out to the side. That’s when I heard the fire alarms go off, and the smell of smoke coming up and that’s when we ran out and all came down.
The driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. Six people, who live in the apartments above the pizzeria, were forced out of the home because of concerns over the structural integrity of the building.
Boston firefighters quickly put temporary columns in place to prevent any further damage.
“We feel like there was some movement initially, so the temporary supports we installed are to stabilize the situation,” said James Greene, deputy chief of the Boston Fire Department.
The impact of the crash was evident, as the metal screeched along the pavement while tow trucks removed the car from the building. The front end of the car was heavily damaged.
Mujezinovich says it was just a matter of time before something like this happened. “People drive here and speed every single day, so definitely, I always felt this would happen someday.".
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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