EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 17, 2014

One injured, one cited in Pelham crash

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — PELHAM — A woman received serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries yesterday morning in a two-car crash at Mammoth and Marsh Roads.

Jeannette Midgley, 53, of Dracut was driving north on Mammoth Road in a 2003 Dodge Caravan when another vehicle drove through a stop sign and struck her van, police said. The crash occurred at about 11:20 a.m.

Nicholas Rapias, 82, of Dracut was driving south on Marsh Road in a 2001 Ford Expedition. he slowed down at the intersection, but proceeded through the stop sign and sturck Midgley’s van, according to a preliminary police investigation.

Midgley’s van spun around after the impact. The right rear sliding door of the Caravan detached and was imbedded in the corner of the Expedition, police said.

She was extricated and taken to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for treatment of neck injuries, police said. Rapias was not injured.

The crash closed one lane of Mammoth Road for about an hour and a half.

Pelham’s Traffic Accident Response Team responded and assisted with the investigation.

Rapias was cited for a stop sign violation.

— Jo-Anne MacKenzie