Teen driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Rindge

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RINDGE — A single-vehicle accident on Robbins Road late Sunday night led to a 17-year-old Winchendon driver being hospitalized after his car veered off the roadway and struck a tree line.

At 8:46 p.m., the Rindge Police Department, Rindge Fire Department and Rescue, the Town of Winchendon Police Department, and the Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance were summoned to the scene near 350 Robbins Road where they discovered a black 2008 Honda Civic that had been traveling southbound before losing control.

The driver, whose name has not been released due to his age, was entrapped in the vehicle.

Emergency responders used mechanical jaws to free him.

He was conscious and alert during the rescue and was subsequently transported to Heywood Hospital in Gardner with injuries that were deemed non-life-threatening.

As a result of the crash, Robbins Road was shut down to through traffic for approximately one hour.

Gauthier’s Auto was called to remove the wrecked vehicle.

Preliminary findings by investigators suggest the vehicle was moving at a high speed at the time of the accident.

There was no immediate evidence of impairment.

The Rindge Police Department is continuing its investigation and notes that charges are pending its completion.

Authorities are seeking witnesses to the crash or any events leading up to it.

Those with information are encouraged to contact Officer Eric Glover at the Rindge Police Department at (603) 899-5009 ext. 32.

In light of the accident, the police are urging drivers to be cautious on snow-covered roads and to adhere strictly to posted speed limits.

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