Emergency crews were called to Coral and Grove streets in Lowell tonight a little after 6:15 p.m.
I didn’t think much of this accident at first because I figured there was little chance anyone would be going very fast on either one of those residential streets. That changed about a minute later when police reported possible entrapment.
The GMC Sierra pickup, pictured above after being pulled back by a tow truck, collided with a Honda Odyssey, pushing the Odyssey into another minivan that was parked on Grove Street.
A man in his 20’s was driving the Sierra. A woman in her 30’s was driving the Odyssey. Below is the Odyssey driver being taken to an ambulance.
Airbags deployed in both vehicles, and a passenger in the minivan was also taken to the hospital. None of the injuries were life-threatening. Police closed Grove Street at School Street and Coral Street at Branch Street while they responded.
I got no immediate word on charges.
Also, to answer the question of the extremely self-righteous EMT at the scene: No, I wouldn’t mind if I was ever in an accident and someone took my picture. I encourage you all to do so if I ever crash in Lowell.
There are times in this job when I have to put good taste and decency ahead of my duty to document things, but a guy with minor injuries being fitted with a neck brace is not one of those times.
Accidents happen; injuries happen; and I haven’t been doing this job for 10 years without ever stopping to think about whether or not I believe it’s moral to document injury, pain, and life.