Police: Woman Reached For Cell Phone Before Crashing Into Framingham Home

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FRAMINGHAM – Police will cite a Framingham woman who crashed into a house on Concord Street on November 14, said Framingham Police Lt. Patricia Grigas.

Megan McCarthy, 20, of 33 Summer Street was travelling south on “Concord Street” when “she went to reach for her phone on the passenger’s seat and in doing so she pulled the steering wheel to the right and struck a curb,” according to the police report.

The 2011 BWW then “veered back into the road and crossed the double yellow median line and proceeded to jump the curb in the northbound lane of Concord Street,” according to the police report.

The BMW “then went off the road and struck 1277 Concord street,” according to the police report.

The BMW also struck the gas meter to the house.

The Building inspector deemed the house uninhabitable.

The vehicle was towed at the scene.

McCarthy was later cited for marked lanes violation and cell phone use, said Lt. Grigas.

Massachusetts law prohibits operators of motor vehicles from using any electronic device, including mobile telephones, unless the device is used in hands-free mode. The “hands-free” law is effective as of February 23, 2020.


Photos from the crash


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