Teen swerves to avoid squirrel, destroys home built by great-grandfather of Abraham Lincoln

Jul 21st

This gives new meaning to "a house divided against itself cannot stand":

A historic house built in 1650 by the great-grandfather of President Abraham Lincoln has been wrecked by a teenage driver crashing into it to avoid a squirrel.

The Samuel Lincoln House on North Street in the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, was badly damaged when a 19-year-old motorist crashed into the front of the historic home on the morning of July 15.

First responders at the scene found a 2014 Audi Q7 lodged in the home's living room. About half of the car entered the home, according to a statement from the Hingham Police Department.

The owners of the home were asleep upstairs and were not injured. The teen driver had only minor injuries.

Samuel Lincoln could have never imagined that his great-grandson would be President of the United States, or that he would serve during a national civil war.

Even so, it would have been even MORE impossible for him to believe that 160 years after that, a teenager would obliterate his house with an air-conditioned metal behemoth powered by controlled explosions.


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