UPDATED: Two Drivers Injured In Horrific Crash On Route 38
Dec 01, 2014 05:45PM ● Published by Bill Gilman
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Two people were injured, one with life-threatening injuries, in a head-on collision Monday afternoon on Route 38, in front of Vic's Waffle House.
The crash occurred just after 4 p.m. and involved a 1995 GMC Z71 4X4 pickup truck and a 2011 Chevy Malibu sedan.
Tewksbury Police have identified the driver of the pickup truck as a 28-year-old Dracut man. The driver of the Malibu has been identified as a 34-year-old female from Derry, NH.
According to a Tewksbury Police officer on scene, the pickup truck was traveling southbound on Route 38, crossed over the double yellow lines into the northbound lane and struck the sedan head on. The truck went airborne and flipped onto its roof on the sidewalk.
The sedan's front end was crumpled and it had been spun around 180 degrees. It appeared that airbags had deployed in both vehicles.
At least one of the drivers had to be extricated from their vehicle.
Both drivers sustained significant injuries. MedFlight was called in the Dracut man to the trauma unit at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston The driver of the Malibu sustained serious, but not life-threatening injuries as was taken by ambulance Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus.
The names of the drivers have not yet been released.
There were no passengers in either vehicle.
The accident backed up traffic on Route 38 for more than a mile in each direction.
The State Police Accident Reconstruction Team arrived on scene to investigate the cause of the accident.
We will be updating this story as more information becomes available.