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Driver still in intensive care

A Massachusetts woman who was injured after her car collided with a commercial vehicle last week is still in the Intensive Care Unit at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, according to police.

Valerie Hatch, 70, of Danvers, Mass., was driving on Route 101 on June 24, when her car crossed into the opposite lane of travel, police said. Her vehicle hit head-on a Freightliner Truck, driven by Ronald Rose, 49, of Nashua.

Rose sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and was treated and released from St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. Hatch was transported by helicopter to UMass with serious injuries.

As of Friday, Hatch was still in serious condition and was unconscious, Sgt. Mike Needham of the Temple-Greenville Police said Monday.

The accident is still under investigation. Witnesses at said it was Hatch’s vehicle that caused the accident. What caused her to do so is still unknown, Needham said.

—by Ashley Saari

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