Two Students Struck on VFW

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.

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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.

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3 responses to “Two Students Struck on VFW

  1. Its only a matter of time before someone gets killed at that intersection. I see it to often,these UMASS students cross the highway just as ignorantly as the drivers that run red lights there. With all the money UMASS is spending on its real estate properties and new building projects, I would hope they consider building a foot bridge to go over or under the highway for the safety of their students.

  2. If the city really cared about the Umass lowell students crossing the streets, then they would have installed walk buttons at the NEWLY replaced lights at the intersection by Suppas Pizza and Dunkin Donuts. There are no buttons and it is very dangerous to cross. But who cares right?

  3. Any pedestrian crossing @ ANY intersection of the VFW Highway takes his or her life into their hands-even when taking all necessary precautions. Over the past 10 years I’ve had to DIVE back to the curb after starting to cross in order to avoid being hit by a vehicle making a right turn onto VFW w/out slowing down & no turn signal on @ least 4 occasions—We should ALL be careful out there!

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