Chief Richard D. Howe
20 Westford Road
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
For Immediate Release
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Tyngsborough Police Investigating Two Serious Motor Vehicle Crashes Sunday Afternoon
TYNGSBOROUGH — Police Chief Richard Howe reports that the Tyngsborough Police and Fire Departments today responded two two serious motor vehicle crashes that occurred Sunday afternoon. Six people were injured with at least one person sustaining life-threatening injuries.
The first crash occurred at about 3:15 p.m. on the Tyngsborough Bridge, at the intersection of Kendall Road and Middlesex Road. A preliminary investigation shows that one vehicle may have taken an illegal left turn, against a red light, and struck a second vehicle head-on.
The two vehicles, a Nissan Rogue and a Subaru Impreza, were severely damaged in the crash, and one person became entrapped and had to be extricated using the Jaws of Life. Four people were taken to Lowell General Hospital by ambulance and a fifth person, a female. had to be taken by Boston MedFlight to Tufts Medial Center with serious injuries that are considered to be life-threatening.
The crash closed the bridge and the intersection of Middlesex and Kendall Roads as Tyngsborough Police and the State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section investigated. The roadway fully reopened around 6:45 p.m.
The second crash occurred at about 6 p.m., and it came in as a single vehicle rollover crash with entrapment on Pawtucket Boulevard near the Lowell line. One person was transported to Lowell General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.