Godsmack's Sully Erna puts woman in coma with his Hummer

The Eagle Tribune

Published: April 16, 2007 12:00 am

Crash victim’s condition upgraded; car hit by Godsmack lead singer

By Jill Harmacinski , Staff Writer

METHUEN – The condition of a Chelmsford woman injured in an automobile crash involving a local rock star improved at a Boston hospital yesterday.

Lindsay Taylor, 25, was upgraded to serious condition yesterday, said Jerry Berger, a spokesman for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. Taylor was said to be in a coma and on life support after the crash Wednesday night on Interstate 93 south.

Taylor was sitting in the back seat of a Toyota Camry that was struck from behind by a Hummer H3 driven by Salvatore “Sully” Erna, 38, of Windham, N.H. Erna, a Lawrence native, is the lead singer of the rock band Godsmack. He was not injured in the accident, police said.

The Camry was pushed forward and rear-ended by a Honda Odyssey driven by a Londonderry, N.H., woman.

The crash occurred about 7 p.m. on the ramp leading from I-93 south to Route 213.

The accident remains under investigation by state police. No citations or charges were filed over the weekend, state police said.

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I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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