Two airlifted to Boston hospitals after Methuen crash
METHUEN, Mass. (WHDH) -- Two people, including a 14-year-old boy, were airlifted to Boston hospitals and are in critical condition after a crash early Wednesday morning.
A police chase ended with a car wrapped around a tree. Edward Laduke woke up to find the wreck right on his front lawn.
“One was laying outside the back of the car with paramedics all over him. One was wedged under my tree, my Jeep, and they were trying to pull him out from underneath it,” said Laduke who saw the crash aftermath.
A 14-year-old boy was thrown from the car. The second person in the car was pushed part of the way through the rear windshield. Both are in critical condition.
"It’s a very dangerous situation. It puts not only the perpetrators in danger. It puts the officers in danger also as well as any public that may be out at that hour,” said Lt. Michael Pappalardo, Methuen Police Dept.
Methuen police say the driver of the car tried to block a police cruiser that was chasing a stolen vehicle. That car got away but moments later the driver of this one lost control.
“You have an officer chasing you you're not going to get away. At that point you're better off giving it up,” another man said.
Laduke says the car stopped only feet from the bedroom where he was fast asleep.
“All they had to do was make a little more turn to the right and they’d be in the house,” said Laduke.
Police later found the second car that got away in Lawrence, but police say they're still looking for the driver.