by Ellen Cronin

Several members of a family from Massachusetts were hurt late Friday night when the van they were riding in slammed into a moose. The driver lost control of the van and it rolled over.

State police identified the driver as David J. Shalachman, 37, of Framingham. Reportedly, he suffered numerous injuries, including a concussion and a broken leg.

Also admitted to the hospital was his wife, Charlene Shalachman, age not available, who received multiple lacerations, including some to her face.

Of the children in the van, state police indicated one was admitted to the hospital. Eric Shalachman, 9, reportedly suffering a fractured sternum.

Two more boys were treated and released: Scott Shalachman, age 10, and Adam Shalachman, age 7.

All the victims were released over the weekend, a Littleton Regional Hospital spokeswoman said.

The crash was reported shortly before 11 p.m. on Interstate 93, not far from the Littleton town line. According to a news release, the Shalachman family had been headed north in a 1992 Toyota van when the vehicle hit a moose standing on the highway.

The driver lost control and went off the left side of the highway, snapping off a tree in the median and rolling over in the process.

Copyright 1997

The Caledonian-Record


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