Police Cite Lawrence Driver in Christmas Day Crash on Haverhill’s River Street

Former Haverhill Housing Authority chairman Harry Kalashian broke nine ribs in the accident. (File photograph)

A 34-year-old Lawrence woman has been cited following the Christmas Day car accident that left a former Haverhill Housing Authority representative with nine broken ribs.

As WHAV previously reported, police responded to a car accident just after 7 p.m. on Dec. 25 at the intersection of River Street and Lowell Avenue near the Westgate shopping plaza.

In an accident report obtained by WHAV, Haverhill Police cited Karolin Santos for failing to yield the right of way, an offense punishable by a fine of up to $150. As outlined by Officer Kevin O’Brien, Santos—behind the wheel of a 2007 Subaru—pulled out in front of Harry Kalashian’s car, striking it at an angle. During questioning, Santos told O’Brien she “didn’t remember” how the accident happened.

The collision left 84-year-old Kalashian, a former longtime Haverhill Housing Authority chairman, with nine broken ribs. His son, Mark J. Kalashian, was also injured and treated at Holy Family Hospital.