Road rage may have caused wild Wakefield crash caught on camera – Boston 25 News

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Wakefield police believe a wild crash caught on camera Wednesday may have been the conclusion to a road rage incident that began on I-95.

In the video seen by Victor Oliveira’s doorbell camera, a white Toyota SUV and a black Toyota Corolla collide. The SUV, which was approaching from behind, climbs on only its two wheels on the driver’s side on top of the Corolla before the SUV crashes through a neighbor’s fence at Salem Street and Chapman Road, leaving a mess of debris in their yard. .

Hearing the loud impact inside, Oliveira ran outside and began chasing the driver of the Corolla who had run. Police later said the driver, a 38-year-old Marblehead man, had a suspended license.

“My adrenaline kicked in and I just wanted to see what was happening,” Oliveira said. “Something told me to go run after this guy and see what’s going on, why he’s running. And then it turned out that I was jumping fences, running through gardens and telling him all the time that we were running, I just said, “Why are you running?” »

Oliveira is known around the city as “the Good Boss,” providing assistance to the homeless and those suffering from addiction through his charity, the Good Project.

As Oliveira approached the fleeing driver, he did not intend to stop him but to help him, he said. The driver eventually stopped and waited for police.

“I don’t want him to get in trouble for running away, escaping the scene or anything,” Oliveira said. “I’d rather he face his problems. Kind of like what I did. I got myself into trouble. I went to prison a long time ago and served my time, and I’m doing the right thing.

Wakefield police said the driver of the SUV, a 33-year-old man from Nashua, New Hampshire, was treated at the hospital for his injuries and was summoned to court on charges of driving to endanger and violating marked lanes .

Marblehead driver will receive a summons for operating with a suspended license and leaving the scene of property damage.

Residents of the home whose fence was damaged told Boston 25 News they are grateful their children are in school and not playing in the yard like they often do.

“We’re just lucky and happy that no one was hurt, especially our children,” Paul Pisani said. “Property damage can be repaired, but not our children. »

Oliveira is also happy that the damage is not worse.

“Honestly, it makes me a little angry, because me and my family, we have kids, we have dogs and we cross the street all the time,” Oliveira said. “And I can only imagine if it was 20 minutes earlier, when we were crossing the street and this was happening, we would all be dead.”

The Good Project is hosting a comedy fundraiser at Prince Pizza on June 9 at 5 p.m. The $40 admission price covers unlimited pizza and proceeds will benefit people suffering from homelessness and addiction.

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