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.

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