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Driver avoiding squirrel crashes into historic home built by Lincoln’s ancestor

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A Massachusetts woman who was attempting to avoid a squirrel crashed her vehicle into a historic home built by former President Lincoln’s great-grandfather.

The 19-year-old was driving about 6:35 a.m. on July 15 when she swerved off the road to avoid hitting the animal. She then “drove off the right side of the road, over the sidewalk, and into the front of the house,” according to local police.

Officers were called to the scene in front of Samuel Lincoln Cottage in Hingham, Mass., where the woman’s 2014 Audi Q7 had crashed into the house’s living room. The home was reportedly built in 1650.

The driver and residents inside the home were not injured, according to police. The homeowners told Zenger News that they were asleep in their bedroom when the crash occurred.

The woman’s car was removed from the cottage and she was issued a citation for failing to remain on the road’s marked lanes, police said in a statement.

The owners of the home said that they plan to hire specialists to repair some of the damage, a Fox News affiliate station reported.

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