For a split second, Terry Brouillette must have thought he was at a racetrack when a NASCAR wreck occurred right in front of him.
Brouillette, a big NASCAR fan, was asleep at his ground-level apartment in Worcester, Mass., when a car came crashing through the wall at about 2:30 am ET early Thursday morning, literally stopping practically on top of Brouillette’s bed.
Brouillette suffered a cut to his forehead, but was otherwise uninjured.
“I could touch the bumper, I could almost do an oil change if I wanted, that’s how far she went,” Brouillette told Boston TV station WHDH. “I figured somebody’s got to be up there watching for me, I don’t know why. It was more of a scare than anything.”
But what really upset the 71-year-old Brouillette was how a big part of his NASCAR memorabilia collection, including a number if die-casts, were either destroyed or damaged by the wayward car.
Brouillette estimated the damage to be in the “thousands of dollars,” with much of the items destroyed or damaged being of his favorite NASCAR driver, Tony Stewart.
The damaged items were in display cases which rocketed across the room upon impact from the wayward car, according to a report by the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram.
According to media reports, the alleged driver of the car, Jennifer Rodriguez, 33, was arrested after failing a breathalyzer test. Rodriguez was charged with negligent operation, operating under the influence, giving a false name to a police officer, and driving without a license.
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