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'That Bronco Died to Save Our Shop' — Tattoo Shop Spared in Destructive Crash

A wreck in Hyde Square early Monday morning left a light pole knocked down and probably would have smashed the storefront at Fat Ram's Pumpkin Tattoo — except for a Ford Bronco that took the brunt of the impact.

UPDATE, 3:11 p.m. — Police have issued citations for speeding and other offenses to the pole-snapping Bronco flipper allegedly responsible for this wreck.

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A worker at popular Fat Ram's Pumpkin Tattoo in Hyde Square is giving thanks to a Ford Bronco that absorbed the impact from an early morning crash — preventing massive damage to the store.

A car apparently knocked down a street light and slammed into a parked Ford Bronco, as can be seen in the incredible photos residents have posted to JP Patch.

While Patch is still gathering details — police haven't tracked down the incident report quite yet — it's clear the damage to the recently-moved tattoo parlor could have been much worse.

"That Bronco died to save our shop," said David, who answered the phone at Fat Ram's. He preferred not to give his last name, but he said the shop will be open as usual. The damage was to the door just to the left of Fat Ram's as you look out the shop to the street.

Boston Fire reports the incident happened at 12:57 a.m. Monday. A person was trapped in the car that smashed into the light pole and Bronco. Steve MacDonald, a spokesman for Boston Fire, did not know the extent of the person's injuries.

Eileen Brennan October 22, 2012 at 04:15 PM
RIP, Bronco.
Anne October 22, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Adam should get free tattoos for life!
J Edwin Lewis October 22, 2012 at 05:58 PM
The Ford Bronco finally gets redemption, 22 years after the OJ chase.

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