Monday December 31, 2012

GREAT BARRINGTON -- A hit-and-run driver remains at large following a motor vehicle crash that left two people seriously injured over the weekend, according to Great Barrington police.

As of Sunday night, police said they were still searching for the operator of a car that plowed into another car in front of 136 North Plain Road, Route 41, early Saturday morning. The car was found in Housatonic shortly after the crash.

Police arrived just after 1:30 a.m. to find a man and a woman -- whom police declined to identify -- in the road with serious injuries. The couple was outside their vehicle -- still in the road -- when they were hit, police said.

It’s unclear if they were struck by the oncoming car or by their own vehicle as a result of the collision.

The victims were rushed by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, where their condition is unknown.

Police say the couple’s car may have been stuck trying to enter the driveway when the crash occurred.

The state police accident collision unit and crime scene services unit were called in by Great Barrington authorities to assist in the investigation.

The section of Route 41 was closed for nearly three hours.

To reach Dick Lindsay:
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