Six Children Unrestrained

Police got called to West Sixth Street at Bunker Hill Avenue tonight about 7:30 p.m., for a report of an accident with injuries.
They arrived to find a beat up green minivan, pictured below, that was heading toward Bridge Street had struck the passenger side of a Ford Taurus, also pictured, as the Taurus made a left turn from West Sixth onto Bunker Hill Avenue, police said.
In the minivan were 35-year-old Sheila Johnston, of Lowell, who was driving, and six children between the ages of 3 and 15 none of whom had seat belts on, according to police.


The Taurus was driven by Robert Tremblay, 76, of Lowell. A 67-year-old female passenger from Lowell was trapped in the vehicle until firefighters freed her with hydraulic tools.
One of the minivan’s bumpers was, for reasons I can’t explain, in the back of the minivan along with the kids when the crash occurred. There was also a side window on the minivan that had been replaced by plywood.
All six children, one of whom is pictured below, were taken to Lowell General Hospital.


None of the injuries is believed to be life threatening, which seems like a pretty lucky outcome here.
Johnston was issued multiple citations.


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