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Woman crashes through 9 cars in Melrose parking lot

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MELROSE, Mass. (WHDH) -

Chris Chandler, a teacher at Melrose High salvaged whatever he can after his 2012 Hyundai accent was totaled in the high school parking lot.

“There’s no trunk and no hood,” said Chandler. His car was between two cars.

In a video that can only be seen on #7News you can see that Chandler’s car was one of nine damaged after officials said an elderly woman leaving Melrose Towers Condos across from the high school barreled through a fence, bouncing off several parked cars before her car came to rest.

The woman was briefly trapped in the wreckage but was taken to the hospital with injuries that didn’t appear to be serious.

People who live around here were stunned to hear what happened.

“Unbelievable…Oh my goodness,” said Beverly Weiner.

Aside from the driver no one else was hurt, which was a big relief for Chris Chandler even though he now needs a new car now.

“You can replace this. I’m glad everyone’s okay,” said Chandler.

Police said they are investigating whether this accident was due to a mechanical failure or caused by operator error. The driver faces no charges and is still in the hospital.

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