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Boston woman airlifted after Greenville crash on Route 31 Wednesday

  • A two-car crash on Route 31 in Greenville caused one driver to be airlifted from the Greenville ball field on Wednesday night. Courtesy photos—

  • A two-car crash on Route 31 in Greenville caused one driver to be airlifted from the Greenville ball field on Wednesday night. Courtesy photos—

  • A two-car crash on Route 31 in Greenville caused one driver to be airlifted from the Greenville ball field on Wednesday night. Courtesy photos—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 5/21/2020 4:20:59 PM
Modified: 5/21/2020 4:20:49 PM

A passenger was airlifted following a two-car crash on Route 31 in Greenville on Wednesday.

Police and fire crews responded to the crash at around 6:30 p.m., in the vicinity of the Country Mile, according to Greenville Fire Chief Charles Buttrick.

A pick-up truck, driven by Christopher Burt, 28, of Merrimack, was traveling north towards Wilton on Route 31, when an SUV, driven by Juan Lopez, 33, of Lynn, Massachusetts, turned into the northbound lane while attempting to turn into the entrance to the Dunkin Donuts. Burt’s vehicle was unable to stop, and collided broadside with Lopez’s SUV, striking the passenger side.

Lopez’s passenger, Blanca Mazariegos, 40, of East Boston, Massachusetts, was entrapped in the vehicle due to the crash.

Buttrick said calls went out for aid from the Wilton and Ashby Fire Departments, and multiple sets of the Jaws of Life were used to remove the roof of the vehicle and extricate Mazariegos, a process which took about 45 minutes.

“I wouldn’t say there were complications, but it was a tough accident to work,” Buttrick said. “We had to cut multiple components out of the car, as well as remove the vehicle that was pinning her.”

Mazariegos was taken by ambulance to the ball field at the Mascenic SAU offices on Adams Street, where she was taken by helicopter to a hospital for treatment. Lopez received what McTague termed minor injuries, and was taken to Monadnock Community Hospital by ambulance. Burt was not injured.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

In addition to assistance from Wilton and Ashby, the New Ipswich Fire Department assisted in setting up the landing zone for the med-flight.

 

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 244 or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT.


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