Woman Crashes Car Full Of Unbuckled Kids In Lowell

LOWELL (CBS) – Monetary fines are likely in the wake of a two car crash in Lowell.

35-year-old Sheila Johnston is facing multiple citations after her minivan hit another car at the intersection of West Sixth Street and Bunker Hill Ave in Lowell.

WBZ NewsRadio’s Mary Blake reports

Police captain Randall Humphrey says responding officers found the minivan packed with kids. The five kids ranged in age from three to 15, and were not wearing seat belts.

Massachusetts law imposes monetary fines for child seat belt law violations.

Humphrey says Johnston and the kids weren’t hurt, but a passenger in the other vehicle involved, a 67-year-old woman, was taken to Lowell General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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