Lawrence Man and Passenger Receive Injuries in Groveland Car Crash

Groveland Fire and Police Departments responded to a two-car crash on Route 97 late Friday afternoon. (Photograph courtesy of Groveland Fire Department.)

A 21-year-old Lawrence man and his passenger were injured late Friday afternoon when, police said, he rolled through a partially obscured stop sign and collided with another car along route 97 in Groveland.

Police did not identify the driver of a 2010 Infiniti, but said he was on Center Street heading toward Salem Street just before 5:30 p.m., when he struck a Mercedes, driven by a 75-year-old New Hampshire man, along route 97.

“We arrived quickly on scene and worked together to assist the patients in need. We’re thankful that no one was seriously injured,” said Fire Chief Robert Lay. Police Chief Jeffrey Gillen added, “Route 97 is a busy road, especially during rush hour, and the current road construction only adds to confusion for out of town drivers.”

The driver of the Infiniti and his male passenger were both taken to the hospital. The driver of the Mercedes declined medical treatment.

The intersection of Route 97 and Center Street is currently under construction, which has partially blocked the stop sign, officials said.

Ambulances from Trinity and the Georgetown Fire Department also arrived on scene.