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SUV crashes into historic home in Hingham

An SUV appeared to have crashed into the side of a historical home on North Street in Hingham.Hingham Firefighters Local 2398

An SUV crashed into a historic home in Hingham built for the ancestors of Abraham Lincoln on Thursday morning.

The 19-year-old woman from Hingham was driving the 2014 Audi Q7 east on North Street when she swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel around 6:30 a.m., police said in a statement.

Half of the vehicle ended up inside the home at 182 North St., police said. The residents inside the home were not injured. The driver was issued a citation for a marked lanes violation, police said.

A photo released by police and firefighters that responded showed the vehicle crashed into the side of the home.


According to the town assessor, the home was constructed in 1650 and is valued at $749,200.

The Library of Congress lists 182 North St. as the Samuel Lincoln Cottage, built by an ancestor of Abraham Lincoln when Hingham was first settled in the mid-17th century. The cottage is just down the street from the Samuel Lincoln House on 170 North St., also built by relatives of Abraham Lincoln, according to an online listing of the house.

The car was removed from the house and North Street . was opened to traffic by 10:00 a.m., officials said.

No other information was immediately available.

Andrew Brinker can be reached at andrew.brinker@globe.com. Follow him @andrewnbrinker. Katie Redefer can be reached at katie.redefer@globe.com.