Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Teen driver charged with OUI in fiery crash into West Peabody home in December.
Police said Tuesday that a local teen that crashed his car into a West Peabody home in a fiery blaze nearly a month ago is now being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, among other motor vehicle violations. Robert Habeeb, 18, was on his way home, according to his parents when he lost control of the car, which left the road and rolled over before coming to rest at the single-family home at 44 Herrick Rd., around 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 11. The car burst into flames – the exterior of the home also caught fire – and Habeeb was pulled from the flaming wreck by four firefighters, very likely saving his life. He was immediately transported to Mass. General Hospital, treated for minor injuries and released. His father later told …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Police are charging the 18-year-old Peabody male with reckless driving. His father said he fell asleep behind the wheel before the car went off the road.
The Peabody teen whose late night drive home from a friend's house ended in a fiery crash up in West Peabody has now been cited by Peabody police for driving recklessly. The Salem News reported on Friday that Robert Habeeb, 18, of Peabody, was cited for operating a motor vehicle recklessly so as to endanger. The case, however, is still under investigation. Habeeb was released from Mass. General Hospital, where he was being treated for minor injuries, mainly lumps and bruises, not long after the crash, which occurred early Sunday morning. Habeeb's father told the Salem News his son was on his way home from a friend's house and had fallen asleep behind the wheel when the accident occurred just before 2:30 a.m. Authorities said Habeeb's car …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Peabody teen who drove his car into a home on Herrick Road Sunday morning has been released from the hospital. Parents say he fell asleep at the wheel.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
An out-of-control car crashed into a West Peabody home early Sunday morning, trapping the driver and catching fire.
One teenage male was transported to a Boston hospital early Sunday morning with injuries after the car he was driving crashed into a Herrick Road home and caught fire. The Fire Department responded to 48 Herrick Rd., which is near the Lynnfield town line, around 2:30 a.m. to find a motor vehicle up on its side, engulfed in flames, against one side of the single-story home. WCVB-TV reported that an out-of-control car had crashed into the building and caught fire with the driver trapped inside. The home also caught fire. Firefighters were able to pull the teen from the car and he was taken to Mass. General Hospital for treatment while crews knocked down heavy fire on one side of the house. Capt. Dale Kimball, who was on scene with Engine 7, …