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Boston City Councilor and son injured after she crashes unregistered car into house while driving on revoked license, reports say
Image source: WBZ screenshot (yard), City of Boston (Councilor Lara)

Boston City Councilor and son injured after she crashes unregistered car into house while driving on revoked license, reports say

Boston City Councilor Kendra Lara and her son were injured after she crashed a car into a home Friday while driving with a revoked license, multiple outlets reported.

"Thankfully Councilor Lara and Zaire are expected to make a full recovery. She asks for privacy at this time," a statement from Lara's spokesperson told the Boston Herald.

Zaire, Lara's 7-year-old son, was riding in the backseat of the car. Though he was wearing a seat belt, he was not in a booster seat as required by law, according to a police report acquired by WCVB. The police filed a neglect report to the Department of Children and Families as a result.

Names were redacted in the official report. The names were visible in a draft police reported acquired by the Globe, however, according to the New York Post.

Zaire was taken to the Boston Children's Hospital where he received "several stitches," according to a statement from Lara's chief of staff Lee Nave acquired by the Boston Globe.

The car collided with the home after going through a metal fence and driving over bushes in the yard, according to the police report. The report also notes Lara was driving with a revoked license and that the car was unregistered, without insurance, and had an expired inspection sticker.

Self-avowed Socialist Kendra Lara, 33, and son Zaire were in an ambulance when officers arrived. Lara reportedly told officers she had swerved to miss another car pulling away from the curb and could not hit the brakes fast enough to avoid colliding with the house on 803 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

She also claimed the other driver "did not check their mirrors or assess the situation before pulling out."

The other driver disputes that claim, according to the report. The other driver says he did not pull away from the curb because he saw Lara's car approaching "at a high rate of speed." He claims Lara passed him and "suddenly turned left," crashing into the home.

Lara is expected to be summonsed on several charges, WHDH reported. The charges include operating a motor vehicle without a license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

Lara's most recent tweet was Friday around 1 p.m., the day of the crash. It was also the day long-awaited Supreme Court opinions addressing student loan debt forgiveness and First Amendment-protected civil liberties were released. In the tweet, she shared an article in The New Yorker arguing for ending the Supreme Court "as we know it."

Lara apologized after invoking an antisemitic trope in June 2022. She had tweeted about an appellate court ruling that required state contractors in Arkansas to pledge not to boycott Israel, MassLive reported.

According to her profile on the City of Boston's website, she is "anchored by a socialist vision."

TheBlaze reached out to Councilor Lara for comment early Sunday afternoon, but did not hear back in time for publication.

Watch coverage from WBZ below of Boston City Councilor Kendra Lara's reported crash into a Jamaica Plain home.

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