Part of Mammoth Road is closed after a 17-year-old Dracut girl driving a Honda struck a roughly 46-year-old pedestrian and then a 22-year-old Lowell girl who was getting out of a parked car near 8th Avenue this afternoon about 3:45 p.m.
Police tell me the 22-year-old was taken to Beth Israel Hospital with a life-threatening head injury, and that she is listed in critical condition tonight.
The 22-year-old woman, unidentified so far, was taken directly to Regatta Field where a MedFlight helicopter was waiting.
The roughly 46-year-old woman who was struck first, the 17-year-old driver, and an unidentified male passenger in the 17-year-old’s car were all taken to Lowell General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Police also tell me that two passengers in the 17-year-old’s car fled the scene. Police plan to identify and track down those two and find out exactly what was going on.
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No charges have been filed, so far, but Lt. Timothy Crowley tells me the investigation is still in it’s preliminary stages, and that accident reconstruction is still being completed.