A Mishap In Berkshire County’s Largest City Raises Questions
Another challenging moment for Pittsfield Police as they are investigating the cause of a two car crash after an SUV T-boned at the corner of Lakeway Drive and Valentine Road over the weekend. The mishap flipped the vehicle onto its side. No life threatening injuries were reported as both occupants were transported to Berkshire Medical Center.
According To The Berkshire Eagle, a red 2017 Subaru Hatchback sustained heavy amounts of damage after the driver was heading westbound on Lakeway Drive and failed to stop at a stop sign. Seconds later, a silver 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, was heading northbound on Valentine Road and both vehicles collided. Officer Brandon Gallagher immediately responded to the scene:
"The Subaru had heavy front-row damage after it spun the out and redirected into the tree causing it to flip, and roll over onto its side,”
The SUV driver had to be extricated through the windshield. There were no other occupants in either vehicle. The accident forced Valentine Road to be closed for over 2 hours on Sunday afternoon between Lakeway Drive and Vin Hebert Boulevard as the investigation took place and the road was cleared and cleaned by 3:30 pm.
26 year old Alex Kight who drove the Subaru was cited in the crash after struck the Hyundai Santa Fe driven by 81 year old Louis Marcel of Fort Pierce, Florida, who had to be extricated through the windshield. Marcel was admitted to the hospital and remains in stable condition. Kight suffered minor injuries.
A black and white dog traveling in the Subaru was not injured during this mishap. Anyone who witnessed the accident and has further information of this case, is asked to call Michael Silver from The Pittsfield Police Department at 413-448-9700 extension 596.
(Some information obtained in this article written by Jane Kaufman, courtesy of www.berkshireeagle.com)