Car drives through wall at West Roxbury VA hospital

A car drove through a wall into the Veterans Administration hospital building in West Roxbury this afternoon, but no one was seriously injured, the Boston Fire Department said.

Firefighters responded at 12:25 p.m. to the hospital at 14oo VFW Parkway, the department said in an official tweet.

The Lexus sedan drove into a mechanical room, the department said in an update this afternoon. It had originally reported that the drove into the emergency room.

Boston Fire Department
A car was seen after a crash at the Veterans Administration hospital.


Pictures released by the department showed the car resting halfway inside the building.

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The driver, an elderly male, was checked out in the hospital’s emergency room.

The commander at the scene reported that there appeared to be no structural damage.

Just before 1 p.m., the department tweeted that a district chief was to remain at the scene to wait for a city building inspector, while all other fire companies were leaving.