Truck crashes into Oak Bluffs house

The Ford truck crashed into the front porch of the Church Avenue house. — Eunki Sonwoo

Updated 4:40 pm 

A truck crashed into a home on Church Avenue in Oak Bluffs Tuesday afternoon, causing structural damage.

Oak Bluffs Fire Chief Nelson Wirtz told The Times the person driving may have had a “medical event,” and came off the road through the yard, and into the house.

The truck hit the front of the home, causing structural damage.

Building inspector Tom Perry was also there to check the structure. The fire department waited for the vehicle to be towed.

“The house has sustained structural damage, so the crews from the heavy rescue placed these structural jacks in to keep the house standing temporarily until carpenters can come in and load all this stuff, using wood instead of our jacks,” Wirtz said. 

Oak Bluffs Police Sergeant Nicholas Curelli said there were people in the house when the crash occurred. None of them were hurt, but the driver had to be sent to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. 

“There is no evidence of speed or impairment causing the crash,” Curelli said.


Updated with more details of crash.


  1. Hope everything is good with the driver of the truck. God bless and great work from oak bluffs town officials (Nick curelli and the fire official were top notch in the handling of this crash

  2. Thoughts and prayers go out to the driver of the truck as well as the homeowner. Also thanks to the Oak Bluffs officials ( Curelli and OB fire department) for their help in getting the man help for his event!

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