Thursday, 4:30 PM
Three hurt after five teens crash in car in Saugus
By Amanda I. Bergeron, Globe Correspondent
A car carrying five teenagers driven by a girl with a learnerís permit crashed early this morning into a tow truck in Saugus, police said.
One of the passengers suffered a serious head injury and was in stable condition at a local hospital, said Lieutenant Michael Annesi of Saugus police. Two of the other teens were also rushed to area hospitals with minor injuries after the accident.
The 16-year-old driver of the 2000 Volkswagen Jetta collided with the tow truck at the intersection of Linwood and Lincoln avenues at 1:26 a.m. Rescuers had to cut open the car to free the teens from the mangled wreck. Police did not release the names of any of the teenagers because of their age.
The driver will be citied for failing to yield and driving without a license. "She may not be able to get her license for a while since she was operating on a permit," Annesi said.
The owner of the Jetta will also be cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate the vehicle without supervision.