Car slams into Hampton home on Big Bethel Road

(Photo courtesy of Hampton Fire-Rescue)

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – A car crashed into a home’s attached garage on Big Bethel Road on Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 12:35 p.m. near the intersection of Roberta Drive. No one was hurt, according to police.

Homeowner Woodson Hopewell told 10 On Your Side that he and his family weren’t there at the time. He returned home from a lunch break to find “EMS, fire, a lot of police and an elderly woman being tended to” on the front lawn.

Police said that the driver was a 77-year-old woman who has been charged with failure to maintain control. No one else was in the car.

Hopewell told 10 On Your Side he is grateful no one was harmed and hopes to have repairs made soon.

He and other neighbors told 10 On Your Side that drivers frequently speed and dangerously swerve down the road.

Hopewell recently purchased the home, and said that just weeks ago, another car crashed into a nearby pole.

“Hopefully this will show people that speeding, especially in a residential area, is very dangerous to the residents and especially the children that walk up and down the streets.”

(Photo courtesy of Hampton Fire-Rescue)