Names
    Next Score View the next score

    NAMES

    Taylor Swift responds to crash at her Rhode Island home with ‘Getaway Car’ lyric

    US singer Taylor Swift poses in the press room with her awards for Tour of the Year and Best Music Video during the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Awards at the Microsoft theatre on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP)CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images
    Chris Delma/AFP/Getty Images
    Taylor Swift poses in the press room with her awards for Tour of the Year and Best Music Video during the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Awards on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles.

    Taylor Swift knows all too well that ‘‘nothing good starts in a getaway car.’’

    The 29-year-old pop star invoked the lyrics of her song ‘‘Getaway Car’’ in response to a police chase Tuesday that ended with a stolen car crashing into the gates of her beachfront home in Westerly, R.I. Swift wasn’t at home at the time.

    A fan of the singer shared a post from “Entertainment Tonight Canada” about the crash on Instagram Wednesday. Swift posted the lyric in the comments section, along with a shrugging emoji.

    Advertisement

    Police say the car failed to negotiate a 90-degree curve near Swift’s home on Watch Hill, struck the wall outside her property, and ricocheted into the main entrance gate.

    Police estimated that the car, which they said was stolen in nearby Connecticut, was going about 35 mph. The 19-year-old driver faces several charges. ASSOCIATED PRESS