A teenager’s cell phone video captured a drunk driving crash unfolding in Cohasset over Labor Day weekend, which ended with a Brookline woman being taken to the hospital with serious, but non life threatening injuries and another woman in jail.
Laura Farrell, 53, of Scituate was arrested Sunday evening and charged drunk driving, causing serious injuring while driving drunk and with neglect, and a marked lanes violation, according to the Cohasset Police Department.
Video from a 16-year-old witnesses posted by Cohasset Police shows the moments before the crash. During the rainy early evening, a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be seen swerving across the King Street portion of Route 3A, at times driving on the opposite side of the road and nearly crossing the white line.
“He’s gonna crash right in front of us. Heres the accident right in front of us,” someone can be heard saying says just before the crash occurred.
Farrell soon afterward struck a 2011 Ford Taurus head-on in front of 130 King St. The operator of the Ford Taurus, a 69-year-old Brookline woman, sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to South Shore Hospital by ambulance.
A third vehicle, a 2015 Ford Edge, operated by a 42-year-old Madison, NH man, was also damaged in the crash when the operator had to swerve out of the way to avoid Farrell, police said.
The Taurus and Grand Cherokee were totaled in the crash. The Edge sustained lesser damage but had to be towed. Route 3A was shut down for approximately an hour because of the crash.
Farrell is due to be arraigned Tuesday in Quincy District Court.