Cops: Drag racing may have caused Leominster crash
LEOMINSTER, Mass. (WHDH) – Police believe two drivers were drag racing before one car hit a curb and crashed into a pole on Grove Avenue in Leominster Sunday night.
Police say two cars were spinning their wheels and moving from one traffic light to the next when a police officer approached the driver of the Honda. That driver then took off, spun out of control and careened into a National Grid pole on Grove Avenue around 9 p.m.
"We could hear the screeching of the tires coming up the street, then we heard the first bang when it hit this curb, knocked down that sign, and then hit the telephone pole and ended up in the middle of the street," said Anthony Marino, a neighbor.
Police then surrounded the totaled car with guns drawn.
"They were all around him and they pulled the guy out of the car and it was kind of like a scene from Cops, 'cause it was, 'Get out of the car, get out of the car,' He had his gun on him and I was like, 'Well, I think I want to go back in the house now," Paul Crowley, a witness.
The woman who was in the car that spun out of control was back on Grove Avenue assessing the damage on Monday.
When asked if she was involved in drag racing, Paige Quinn said, “No. We were just playing around with a friend.”
The investigating is ongoing and police say charges are pending.