Groton teen crashes vehicle into tree

There are 20 comments on the Dec 17, 2010, Lowell Sun story titled Groton teen crashes vehicle into tree. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

A 16-year-old Groton resident drove a C30 Volvo sedan head-on into "the biggest tree on Groton Road" Thursday afternoon, according to a Tyngsboro resident who witnessed the aftermath of the crash.

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Sue

Lowell, MA

#1 Dec 17, 2010
Cars FLY up and down Groton Rd. It's a narrow, winding road. I've never heard of anyone being ticketed. Lots of accidents tho.
officer buckle

Westford, MA

#2 Dec 17, 2010
The article fails to mention that, at 16, the driver holds a permit, not a license, and should not be driving alone.

I hope the kid is alright, but this is two serious accidents I've heard about in two weeks of kids driving without a license.
Townie

Acton, MA

#3 Dec 17, 2010
You can get your license at 16 1/2 in Massachusetts.
Gtowner

Pepperell, MA

#4 Dec 17, 2010
Gabe...
Walter

Jaffrey, NH

#5 Dec 17, 2010
not good.. I hope the kid makes it.. very sad when things like this happen..
Facts

Medford, MA

#6 Dec 17, 2010
officer buckle wrote:
The article fails to mention that, at 16, the driver holds a permit, not a license, and should not be driving alone.
I hope the kid is alright, but this is two serious accidents I've heard about in two weeks of kids driving without a license.
You're incorrect. This kid had a valid driver's license. As the previous poster mentioned, you can be 16 and drive in MA.

The kid in CT only had a Learner's Permit.
wheres the parents

Weare, NH

#7 Dec 17, 2010
driving like a moron in a volvo in Groton !!! lol,,, he will never get a ticket. People from Groton just wouldnt stand for such as thing
Jethro Bodine

Dayton, OH

#8 Dec 17, 2010
Attempted suicide by tree?
officer buckle

Westford, MA

#9 Dec 17, 2010
Townie wrote:
You can get your license at 16 1/2 in Massachusetts.
Yes, you are correct, but I automatically assumed that the kid was unlicensed, since the article didn't say either way (and my immediate thought was that he wasn't since I've heard of another LOCAL accident recently with an unlicensed driver, not the one in CT, which was awful).
Ron

Tyngsboro, MA

#10 Dec 17, 2010
Slow down you idiots. If it can be proven he was speeding the insurance companies should be able to deny coverage. THAT would lower the rates for good drivers.

I hate speeders and most people are too stupid to know they are going 15-20mph faster than they should.
Kimmi

Tyngsboro, MA

#11 Dec 17, 2010
My God look at the condition of the car! Just how fast was this clown going? He shouldn't be eligible for a license until he turns 21.
Fedup

Harvard, MA

#12 Dec 18, 2010
wheres the parents wrote:
driving like a moron in a volvo in Groton !!! lol,,, he will never get a ticket. People from Groton just wouldnt stand for such as thing
Please read the article again. It was on Groton Road not in Groton. Details, details..
scon

Westford, MA

#13 Dec 18, 2010
Speeding on the bone roads? Brilliant move. That road's crazy narrow at points and in terrible condition. I wouldn't drive faster than 25-30 on that road.
Santa

Tyngsboro, MA

#14 Dec 18, 2010
Being a Mom a two teen sons - I can't imagine what his family has gone through .
Our prayers and thoughts are with them all .
We pray he is well and has learned a VERY valuable lesson .
Speed had to be the factor by the looks of the car .
Just because they're 16 , doesn't mean they should be driving . It's the parents call on the maturity and resposiblity level of their child .
Teen mom

Pepperell, MA

#15 Dec 18, 2010
He made a mistake. Have some compassion! This boy could have lost his life but is now lying in a hospital bed after surgery to repair a badly crushed leg, multiple broken bones and a severe concussion and now has an extremely long recovery ahead of him. Just for the record, he is neither a clown nor an idiot and NOBODY is more sorry than he is. He has a wonderful family and very involved parents and right now they are devastated as any parent would be. I will be praying for him and I encourage you to as well.
Oh No

Westford, MA

#16 Dec 18, 2010
Teen mom wrote:
He made a mistake. Have some compassion! This boy could have lost his life but is now lying in a hospital bed after surgery to repair a badly crushed leg, multiple broken bones and a severe concussion and now has an extremely long recovery ahead of him. Just for the record, he is neither a clown nor an idiot and NOBODY is more sorry than he is. He has a wonderful family and very involved parents and right now they are devastated as any parent would be. I will be praying for him and I encourage you to as well.
People like you with this attitude you display are part of the problem with youths driving today.
This is very serious and cannot be treated lightly.
Sue

Lowell, MA

#17 Dec 18, 2010
Where is an update on this article?
Will police finally do something about speeding on this dangerous road?
Gtowner

Pepperell, MA

#18 Dec 18, 2010
Teen mom wrote:
He made a mistake. Have some compassion! This boy could have lost his life but is now lying in a hospital bed after surgery to repair a badly crushed leg, multiple broken bones and a severe concussion and now has an extremely long recovery ahead of him. Just for the record, he is neither a clown nor an idiot and NOBODY is more sorry than he is. He has a wonderful family and very involved parents and right now they are devastated as any parent would be. I will be praying for him and I encourage you to as well.
For the record: Doing what he did, HE IS A CLOWN.
Mycroft

Pepperell, MA

#19 Dec 18, 2010
Oh No wrote:
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People like you with this attitude you display are part of the problem with youths driving today.
This is very serious and cannot be treated lightly.
Pontius, I am sure it is not being treated "lightly".... how you could assume any one Med-Evac'd is being treated "lightly"... I only pray that people show you the same compassion when you or yours make your first mistake.

Being a religious time of year, a reminder... Let He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone.
Skid marks

Westford, MA

#20 Dec 18, 2010
Mycroft wrote:
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Pontius, I am sure it is not being treated "lightly".... how you could assume any one Med-Evac'd is being treated "lightly"... I only pray that people show you the same compassion when you or yours make your first mistake.
Being a religious time of year, a reminder... Let He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone.
I don't understand your comment.

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