Candidate leaves debate, strikes students
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A candidate for state representative in Massachusetts who had just left a debate accidentally struck two college students, sending both to the hospital.
Police say independent Fred Bahou struck the University of Massachusetts-Lowell students with his minivan after leaving Thursday night’s debate at the school.
Bahou tells The Sun of Lowell (http://bit.ly/1G2zfQr ) he was traveling at “a slow rate of speed” when “all of a sudden they just appeared.”
Both were transported to Lowell General Hospital with minor injuries.
Bahou had just finished debating Democrat Rady Mom. There is no Republican in the race.
A police spokesman said Friday that the accident remains under investigation.
Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, http://www.lowellsun.com