Driver facing charges after crashing into tree, gas meter and Amherst home

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — A car crashed into an Amherst home and flipped over around 11 p.m. Wednesday night.

Police say Nicholas Perkins, 25, was driving too fast down Tonawanda Creek Road before he struck a tree, a gas meter and then the house.

Homeowner Kory Reid immediately took notice of the loud crash noise.

“We heard a rollover, and the next thing you know we’re thinking ‘Hey, is this gonna hit our house? Because, usually it stops, and it just hit our house; heard glass shattering, sounded like Stone Cold Steve Austin coming through; pretty much that’s what happened; car flipped over, it was crazy.”

Authorities say no one was seriously injured during the incident.

Perkins faces charges for speeding, crossing a double yellow line and other violations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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