No serious injuries resulted when a Monmouth woman backed her vehicle through the rear wall of a garage Tuesday afternoon, and the car came to a rest on top of a parked tractor and against a tree.

Firefighters went around 1 p.m. Tuesday to the accident site on Berry Road. They used chain saws to clear a part of the back wall so that a tow truck operator could remove the Subaru sport utility vehicle, Monmouth Fire Chief Dan Roy said. The Cub Cadet tractor was leaking fuel, so firefighters also were monitoring the combustible materials.

The Winthrop Ambulance Service also responded to a report of the accident, but Roy said Patricia Amero had no visible injuries and “was a little shaken up.”

Roy, who did not know the exact cause of the accident, said Amero might have hit the accelerator accidentally instead of the brake.

“I’m sure it was a freak accident,” Roy said. “I’ve had a couple of those. The person panics, hits the wrong pedal.”

In a video posted on the department’s Facebook page, one of the responders can be seen driving the car off the parked tractor and toward a tow truck.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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Twitter: @ceichacker


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