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Couple’s Anniversary Dinner Out Cut Short by Stranger’s Car Crash into Home

An elderly woman crashed into a house at 89 Diamond Hill  Road Thursday night.
An elderly woman crashed into a house at 89 Diamond Hill Road Thursday night.

Editor’s note: This story was written with reports from Bethany Hashway.

Warwick, RI – An elderly woman lost control of her car Thursday night, crashing into a house at 89 Diamond Hill Road, causing no injuries but cutting an anniversary night out short for the homeowners.

William D. Bjerke told reporters he and his wife, Bette, learned of the crash while celebrating a wedding anniversary dinner at Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown. They returned to find the elder woman’s car inside their home.

The crash occurred at about 5:19 p.m., according to Warwick Police Lt. Mark Ullucci, nobody was in the house at the time of the crash. There were no injuries and the elderly woman was the only one in the car, a blue-grey, four-door sedan, at the time she crashed into the house, he said.

Local photographer @EverettTrainer posted photos of the scene to Twitter.

The Warwick Building inspector declared the building unsafe to enter, and the Bjerkes arranged to spend the evening at a hotel.

An elderly woman lost control of her car at 89 Diamond Hill Road Thursday night, jumping the curb and crashing into a house.
An elderly woman lost control of her car at 89 Diamond Hill Road Thursday night, jumping the curb and crashing into a house. Pictured here, the damage done to the curb and tracks left by the car.

 

 

 

 

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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