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Fiery car crash shakes Coolidge Corner:


Michael Burstein told the TAB he and his wife were standing at the corner of Stedman and Harvard streets shortly before 5 p.m. when a car came flying by at 55 to 60 miles per hour, heading toward Beacon Street.

"A few seconds later, we heard an enormous crash -- a tremendous boom -- emanating from Coolidge Corner. Then we saw smoke and flames," Burstein said.

They headed in the direction of the crash scene, where, within two or three minutes Burstein estimated, Brookline emergency personnel had arrived, locked everything down and began battling flames.

"Brookline emergency services personnel were amazing," he said.

"It was really a frightening moment," Burstein added.


(ETA: Nomi and I both took photos; they can be found on the Brookline TAB blog at (More) Breaking News)

Comments

Glad you are both all right.

Tell me that they got the idiot who was speeding.
The current working hypothesis is that the guy in the speeding car collapsed of a heart attack and his foot fell on the gas pedal. But yeah, many people's first thoughts were to wonder who the hell was speeding down Harvard Street at 4:53 pm.
Eeep! Good thing you guys weren't any closer to the wrong place at the wrong time! Glad you're okay!
Glad to hear you are okay!
I'm glad you're both all right. (And next time you're talking to a reporter, toss in a plug for your book ;)
Eek! I'm glad you're both OK!
Wow. I'm glad you're both okay.

(And, yup, what jenwrites said: that should read "Local author Michael Burstein told the TAB...")
whoa.
Oh wow. I'm so glad you guys are okay!
I join the consensus: glad you guys weren't in harm's way.
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