Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 9, 2014

Driver cited in Route 28 pedestrian crash

By Dustin Luca
dluca@andovertownsman.com

---- — A 42-year-old Lancaster woman was cited for impeded operation of a motor vehicle after hitting a Lawrence resident crossing North Main Street last Monday, Dec. 30, according to police.

Injured in the single-car accident was Doris Lopez, 61, of Lawrence, according to Commander Charles Heseltine.

Lopez was crossing North Main Street (Route 28) by Frye Circle at around 6:23 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Christina Nickerson of Lancaster, Heseltine said.

Lopez wasn’t in a crosswalk when she was hit, but there was one about 30 feet north of where she was, according to Heseltine.

“It appears the victim ended up on the hood of the car and traveled approximately 20 feet before sliding off onto the pavement,” Heseltine said.

The Fire Department transported Lopez to the hospital with what appeared to be head trauma and internal injuries, he said. Information on her condition wasn’t available earlier this week.

Heseltine said the fact it was dark and Lopez wasn’t in a crosswalk when crossing the busy road may have contributed to the crash.

He said Nickerson’s citation for impeded operation stemmed from her telling police “she had taken her eyes off the road to attend to something on her (vehicle’s) console.”