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Massachusetts woman in critical condition following Derry crash

DERRY — A Massachusetts woman was reported in critical condition Wednesday at a Boston hospital following a two-car collision in front of a local fire station on Tuesday.

Rosemary Robertson, 62, of 24 Thorpe St., Somerville, Mass., was reportedly listed in critical condition at Tufts Medical Center, Capt. Vernon Thomas said in a news release.

The accident occurred in front of the fire station at the intersection of English Range Road and Route 28 Bypass.

Officers called to the scene found a green 2015 Kia Soul and a red 2008 Toyota Camry at the intersection with both vehicles showing significant damage.

Robertson was behind the wheel of the Kia.

The driver of the Toyota, identified as Kate Leach, 49, of 14 Chancellor Drive, Derry, was taken by Derry ambulance to Parkland Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

The drivers were the only people in the vehicles, Thomas said.

The crash is being investigated by the Derry Police Department’s accident reconstruction team. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, Thomas said.

Thomas said the investigation continues, but it appears Robertson was driving the Kia eastbound on Scobie Pond Road and failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection of Route 28 Bypass. The Kia collided with the Toyota, which was travelling north on Route 28 Bypass.

Route 28 Bypass was closed until 9:45 p.m. while the accident reconstruction team conducted the on-scene investigation, Thomas said.

Source: Union Leader