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Updated press release / MVA with injuries, Arrest

Contact: Chief Richard D. Howe
               rhowe@tyngsboroughma.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

RE: Updated, amended charges; Motor vehicle Crash with injuries / Arrest

Release Date: November 23, 2020

 

On Sunday November 22, 2020 at approximately 1pm, a vehicle travelling Southbound, (2020 Chevrolet Silverado), on Middlesex Road near First Street in Tyngsborough crossed the centerline of the roadway striking a vehicle (Kia Spectra) traveling Northbound head-on.  The operator of the vehicle which was hit, a 54 yr. old female from Lowell, and a passenger, a 16 yr. old male from Lowell, were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated from the by the Tyngsborough Fire Department using the Jaws of Life.  The operator and passenger both suffered head injuries and broken bones.  They were both transported to Lowell General Hospital, who later transferred the female to Tuft’s due to her extensive injuries.  A family member has updated the Police Department Monday morning and told us that the 54 yr. old female is still in the hospital but is now in stable condition, the 16 yr. old male has been released from the hospital with leg fractures and other minor injuries.

The operator and passenger of the Silverado were able to exit their vehicle.  The passenger, a 35 yr. old female suffered possible broken bones and other minor injuries.  The operator complained of neck pain and both were also transported to Lowell General Hospital.

The Massachusetts State Police Accident reconstruction team responded and is assisting the Tyngsborough Police Department in the investigation.  The roadway where the accident occurred remained closed for approximately six (6) hours.

The operator of the Silverado, Ian Farley, 35 yrs. old of Chelmsford, was subsequently taken into custody by the Tyngsborough Police Department.  He is being charged with the following;

  • OUI Liquor & Serious Injury & Negligent (90/24L/F)
  • OUI Liquor                                                       (90/24/J)
  • Marked Lanes Violation                                  (89/4A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serious Motor vehicle accident on Middlesex Road today

Today at approximately 1 pm, a vehicle travelling Southbound on Middlesex Road in Tyngsborough struck another vehicle, which was travelling Northbound.  This accident occurred near the Chelmsford line at First Street.  Preliminary results of the investigation revealed that the vehicle travelling Southbound, a Chevrolet Silverado, crossed the centerline of the roadway striking a Kia Spectra head on. 

Tyngsborough Police and Fire Department personnel immediately responded and found that the occupants of the Kia were trapped in the vehicle.  Tyngsborough Fire Department personnel used the Jaws of Life to extricate a 54 yr. old female and 16 yr. old male from the vehicle.  Both occupants of this vehicle suffered from head injuries and broken bones, received medical assistance at the scene by Tyngsborough Fire, who then transported them both to Lowell General Hospital.   The 54 yr. old female was later transported to Tufts Medical Center with serious injuries. The occupants of the Silverado were able to walk away from their vehicle. The 35 yr. old female passenger suffered possible broken bones, as well as other minor injuries and was also treated at the scene by the Tyngsborough Fire Department.  The operator, a 35 yr. old male, complained of neck pain.  The occupants of the Silverado were transported to Lowell General Hospital by Trinity Ambulance.  Names of those involved are not being released at this time.

The 35 year old male operator of the Silverado was subsequently treated & released into the custody of the Tyngsborough Police Department.  He is being charged with the following;

  • OUI – Liquor & Serious Bodily Injury & Reckless Operation (90/24L/F)
  • OUI Liquor (90/24/J)
  • Marked Lanes Violation

The Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction team responded to the scene and is assisting the Tyngsborough Police Department with this investigation.  The roadway was closed for approximately six (6) hours while the scene was processed.

Chief Richard D. Howe