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Press release; 17 yr. old suffers life threatening injuries



Tyngsborough Police Department
Chief Richard D. Howe
20 Westford Road
Tyngsborough, MA 01879

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Tyngsborough Police and Fire Respond after Teenager is Thrown from Pickup Truck

17-Year-Old Boy Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries

TYNGSBOROUGH — Police Chief Richard D. Howe reports that the Tyngsborough Police and Fire Departments responded after a teenager passenger was thrown from the bed of a pickup truck.

Rescuers responded to the parking lot of Ayotte’s Stateline Smokin’ Joe’s, on the Tyngsborough-Hudson, N.H. border at 9:11 p.m. Upon arrival, police officers, firefighters and medics found a 17-year-old boy from Lowell on the ground suffering from traumatic injuries.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the boy was riding in the bed of a 2000 GMC Senoma compact pickup truck, which was being driven erratically, when he was thrown from the vehicle.

The passenger was taken by ambulance to Lowell General Hospital and transferred via medical helicopter to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston with serious, life-threatening injuries.

The driver remained at the scene. The driver is identified as a 19-year-old male, also from Lowell. He has been cited for Operating to Endanger and Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle.

Tyngsborough Police will also seek to have the Registry of Motor Vehicles declare the driver an “immediate threat” and have his license suspended.

The names of the driver and victim are not being released at this time.

Additional charges may be added. The incident is under investigation by the Tyngsborough Police Department.

Ayotte’s Stateline Smokin’ Joe’s is located in Hudson, N.H., but most of the parking lot is located in Tyngsborough.