DRACUT (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Two victims were taken to a Boston hospital with serious injuries following an ATV crash in Dracut on Wednesday night.
Dracut Police responded to 329 Methuen Street around 10:42 p.m. on Wednesday for a reported collision involving an ATV and a pedestrian.
Witnesses told police that a group of six individuals had been riding a dirt bike and three ATV's on Methuen Street in Dracut.
The group was approaching 329 Methuen Street heading toward Lowell when a resident stepped into the roadway. The dirt bike and one ATV passed the resident, but it appears the third vehicle, an ATV, struck the resident.
Upon arrival, police found two victims in the roadway. They were taken to Lowell General Hospital and subsequently transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The resident was identified as 36-year-old Gerald Holmes.
The ATV occupant was identified as 35-year-old Wilson Espinal, of Lowell. It is unclear whether Espinal was the operator or a passenger on the ATV.
Of the six individuals involved in the operation of the recreational vehicles, only two remained on scene. The other fled prior to police arrival.
According to police, Holmes was upset that the recreational vehicles were operating on the roadway and what he perceived to be a high rate of speed and entered the roadway to scare them.
An investigation is underway.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Dracut Police Department at 978-957-2123.