A vehicle with five juveniles and an open container of alcohol struck and injured a mother and daughter, said Arlington Police Captain Richard Flynn.
Police responded to the incident on Sunday at 6:30 p.m., after the car full of juveniles crashed into the automobile carrying a mother and her daughter, which then hit a car parked in a driveway. All three vehicles sustained major front-end damage.
Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free the daughter from the second car, Flynn said. She reported back and hip pain, and was bleeding from the head, while her mother complained of back and neck pain. Emergency responders brought them both to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Three juveniles left the other car unharmed, Flynn said. An officer smelled alcohol on them and noticed an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, but they all denied drinking. The female driver passed field sobriety tests. Police tracked down two young men who fled the vehicle, Flynn said. When Flynn asked why they left, they claimed they were worried of getting in trouble, but denied drinking, he said.
Police charged all five juveniles with possession of alcohol as minors, having an open container in a vehicle, and the driver with speeding and operating a vehicle to endanger, Flynn said.
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Source: Two injured in three-car crash in Arlington, www.wickedlocal.com, March 12, 2013.