City police were called to University Avenue and VFW Highway tonight for a report of a pedestrian accident with a male down, unconscious in the street at 9:14 p.m.
UMass-Lowell Police arrived soon after and actually found two people struck. An unidentified woman and a 24-year-old male, both students at the university, were struck by an outbound Nissan Maxima on VFW Highway.
The woman suffered minor injuries, but the male had a fairly serious head wound. Medical crews did not think the injuries were life-threatening at the scene, but once the 24-year-old arrived at Lowell General Hospital officials there called for a MedFlight.
Latest update is that the 24-year-old was not flown out, though, and is now in critical condition at Lowell General Hospital. Hope he’s alright.
Police released the driver, an 18-year-old woman from Salem, N.H., and said she was not cited. Police said the man and the woman were crossing the street against a green light, while wearing dark clothing.
VFW Highway was closed while emergency crews treated the victims, causing a fairly lengthy traffic backup, but the road was reopened as soon as the victims were cared for.