Lawrence Woman Charged in Dracut Crash That Injured 4
DRACUT -- A Lawrence woman will face charges in a Wednesday afternoon four-car accident police say she caused by driving in a negligent and reckless manner.
The Route 110 crash sent four people to hospitals, one with serious injuries.
Rosmy Brito, 23, is charged with a marked lanes violation, speeding, passing in violation of pavement markings and operating to endanger. Police also applied for an immediate threat license suspension through the state Registry of Motor Vehicles, Deputy Police Chief David Chartrand said in a statement on Friday.
According to police, Brito was driving a 2003 red Ford Escape westbound in the area of 248 Merrimack Ave. about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Brito was allegedly attempting to pass multiple vehicles on the left side, weaving in and out of traffic and traveling at a high rate of speed, police said.
When she attempted to pass a 2007 white Ford Econovan, Brito’s Ford Escape side-swiped the van, police said. The Escape then crossed over the double yellow lines, colliding with a 2008 Ford Fusion in the eastbound lane, police said.
Police said the collision caused the Escape to go airborne and land on the roof of a 2013 gray Volkswagen Beetle traveling eastbound.
Brito’s passenger, a 21-year-old Lawrence woman, was transported to Lowell General Hospital, then flown to a Boston hospital for serious but non-fatal injuries.
Brito, a 45-year-old Amesbury woman driving the Fusion and a 38-year-old Bradford woman driving the Beetle were transported to Lowell General. The operator of the Econovan, a 27-year-old Worcester man, was not injured.
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