Crash injures seven

Seven persons went to area hospitals last night after a two car collision at the intersection of Western Avenue and Northwest Road.
City police report that several calls were received starting at 7:10 p.m. from persons reporting the accident.
Officer Brian Freeman was the first to arrive at the crash site and was soon joined by officers Scott Phelon and Gary Hagar.
Freeman reports that Nicholas Balboni of 56 Woodland Way in Russell had been operating his family’s 2011 Honda Pilot westbound on Western Avenue when the crash occurred at the intersection with Northwest Road.
Freeman reports he was told that the operator of a 1997 Honda Accord had been northbound on Northwest Road and failed to stop for a Stop sign at the intersection.
Freeman quotes Balboni as saying “I never saw her until she was right on top of me.”
Balboni’s Pilot was struck and spun around.
The Accord, operated by Esther Amoateng, 22, of 30 Cedar St., Worcester, caromed off the Pilot and struck a fire hydrant before coming to rest on a lawn which was damaged by the vehicle.
Freeman reports that Balboni and four other occupants of the SUV who were also named Balboni were transported to Noble Hospital for treatment.
Three of those were juveniles. Freeman’s report indicates that none of their injuries appeared to be life threatening. A hospital spokeswoman said this morning that all were treated and released.
The occupants of the Accord apparently suffered more serious injuries.
Freeman reports that the driver, who he said was operating on a learner’s permit, and the owner of the car, Daniel Amoateng of the same address in Worcester, were transported to Baystate Medical Center.
No reports on their conditions were available at press time.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene of the crash to the police impound yard.

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