DRACUT — First responders administered Narcan to the driver of an SUV that rear-ended cars stopped at a red light on Lakeview Avenue by Dracut High School, causing a five-car pileup Friday night, according to the Dracut Police Department.
Sgt. Jonathan Seamans said the driver was a 34-year-old Dracut man. His name is not currently being released, though the department expects to file charges, according to Seamans.
Dracut resident Kyle Dumont said he was driving down Lakeview Avenue with his friend at about 9 p.m. when he saw a mid-sized SUV stopped in the middle of the road.
"We knew right away something was wrong," Dumont said.
His friend pulled over and they approached the car where the man appeared to be unconscious. Dumont said they knocked on the window and shouted for the man to wake up.
Then the man had what appeared to be a seizure, according to Dumont. He apparently hit the accelerator, driving toward the cars stopped at the light at 15 to 20 miles per hour, according to Dumont.
Dumont said his friend used a tool to smash the car's back window so the man could get medical treatment as soon as possible.
"We knew time was of the essence," Dumont said.
According to police, the man was transported to Lowell General Hospital following the crash. None of the occupants of the other cars were transported to the hospital, Seamans said.
Dumont said his friend cut his hand while breaking the car's window and later went to a hospital for treatment.
The crash is under investigation, according to Seamans.
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