Woman injured in Pepperell crash

Teen cited for negligent operation, speeding for running stop sign

East Street and Lowell Road, Pepperell

PEPPERELL — A 72-year-old Pepperell woman suffered serious injuries after the car she was driving was struck by another car, driven by an 18-year-old, who drove through a stop sign at the intersection of East Street and Lowell Road on Tuesday morning, authorities say.

The unidentified 18-year-old male — a Nashua resident — was cited for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign, according to a Pepperell Police Department press release.

The crash took place at approximately 9 a.m. The 18-year-old was driving a 2018 Honda CRV northbound on East Street when he allegedly ran a stop sign at the intersection of Lowell Road. The car then collided with the 72-year-old Pepperell woman’s 2017 Toyota Corolla, which was heading east on Lowell Road.

The impact pushed the Toyota parallel to the northbound side of East Street, where it then traveled 75 feet before landing in the woods, police said.

The Pepperell woman was extracted from her vehicle with rescue tools. She was then taken to an area hospital by ambulance, police said.

The 18-year-old declined medical treatment on scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Pepperell Police Department and the State Police Collisiion Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the release states.