DRACUT — Acting Chief Stephen D. Chaput reports that the Dracut Police Department responded to a serious crash today, continuing a trend of increased motor vehicle crashes in town this summer.
At 9:39 a.m. Dracut Police were dispatched to Route 110 near the Lowell line for a report of a crash. Upon arrival, first responders began providing aid to those on scene, including a 71-year-old Lowell man who was trapped inside his vehicle as a result of the crash.
After being extricated from the car by members of the Dracut Fire Department, he was transported to an area hospital with injuries that are serious but not believed to be life-threatening.
Following an on-scene investigation, Dracut Police determined that the driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash allegedly crossed the center line on Route 110 and collided head-on with the 71-year-old driver’s vehicle.
A 47-year-old Lowell man was cited for alleged speeding and a marked lanes violation.
Route 110 was closed following the crash and re-opened at approximately an hour later.
“We’ve been seeing a very dangerous pattern of negligent driving that has caused serious crashes and injuries,” Chief Chaput said.
“These crashes have the potential to be tragic, and while our officers will continue to actively enforce traffic laws, motorists need to ensure they’re doing their part by driving carefully and not putting their lives and the lives of others at risk on the road.”
Lowell Police also responded to the scene of the crash to provide mutual aid support.