EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

July 4, 2013

6 hurt when cab flips after crash

By Jill Harmacinski

---- — LAWRENCE — Six people, including three children, were hurt in a late morning crash that left a caravan-style taxi cab flipped on its roof.

A Honda Prelude driven by Ashley Mcclean, 25, of 4 Rings Terrace, Hampton, N.H., collided with a 2004 Dodge Caravan taxi operated by Carlos Paez-Lora, 40, of 356 Lowell St., apt. 3, Lawrence, according to a police report.

The crash occurred at 11:09 a.m. at the intersection of Centre and Chelmsford streets.

All six people in the taxi, including Paez-Lora, two 4-year-olds, a 6-year-old, Jorge Urena, 27, of 96 Centre St., Lawrence and Michelle Tejada, 30, no address given, were taken to Holy Family Hospital in Methuen for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Paez-Lora was driving Liberty Taxi number 19.

Mcclean gave police a false first name, and she didn’t have her license with her and couldn’t remember her Social Security number or address. In his report, Officer Ariel Montas said he attempted to confirm Mcclean’s information, noting “it appeared suspicious that a 25-year-old woman didn’t know her Social Security number.”

Soon after, Mcclean “confessed” that her real name was “Ashley Mcclean” and she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.

She was arrested and charged with driving after license suspension and the outstanding warrant. She refused medical treatment, police said.

Both cars were towed from the area by Sheehan’s, police said.

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