Leominster – State police reported that a high-state chase that started in Lancaster resulted to a four-car crash that injured nine persons.
Due to the crash, authorities had to close a large part of Lancaster St. this Sunday afternoon.
Although Lancaster Police made no statement about the incident until Sunday evening, WCVB reported that it started at Lancasters Kimball Farm when a suspect snatched a bag from a picnic table that and led police to chase the culprit who was running his vehicle at a speed of 110 MPH along Rte.117.
The report further stated that the police decided to end the chase due to its excessive speed.
Sometime after, the crash took place.
Involved in the mishap were three cars and an SUV that happened at about 4:30 oclock in the afternoon along 638 Lancaster St.
Deputy Fire Chief Dan Kirouac of Leominster confirmed that a total of four vehicles were counted in this crash at Leominster last Sunday. Nine people were injured and delivered by ambulance to the hospitals.
One of the injured was delivered to the Medical Center of UMass Memorial in Worcester with serious injuries that Kirouac said could be life-threatening. The patient was scheduled to be transported through a LifeFlight but was cancelled due to the weather so was transported by ambulance instead.
Mass. State Police Officer Daniel Richard stated that the Sunday chase ended with a crash, but he left further details after Leominster and Lancaster police are done with their probing.
No official word on the cause of the accident was immediately available.
A Lancaster resident identified as Shawn MacDonald said that he was in his home when he heard the squeal of brakes and the initial crash. When he ran outside, he saw four vehicles in the road and debris strewn all over his yard covering as far away as his backyard.
MacDonald knew it was bad so he ran over to the Honda Pilot and got the driver out including two little kids seated at the back. His son who ran with him also assisted a woman out of one of the cars as well as one child.
After the crash, the police were all over the scene. With nine people hospitalized, Worcester County District Attorney’s Office has not yet made any charges. D.A. spokesperson Paul Jarvey said that they will not reveal the identity of the suspect unless charges will be formalized.
The suspect was accused of pilfering a purse from a picnic table at Kimball Farm in Lancaster and was then pursued by the police.
Jarvey identified the suspect as 26 years of age and a resident of Central Massachusetts. They have not yet look into his records for past offenses. He will likely be facing charges of theft in Lancaster plus other motor-vehicle charges, Jarvey said.
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