PITTSFIELD - A 37-year-old East Otis man escaped potentially serious injury on Saturday afternoon when his jeep crashed into a telephone pole after his vehicle was struck by a Honda Accord exiting BJ's Wholesale Club and entering Hubbard Avenue. The occupants of the Honda were apparently not seriously hurt.
Andrew Johnston was taken to Berkshire Medical Center only after firefighters worked together to remove him from the car. He was treated and released later Saturday afternoon, according to a spokesman from Berkshire Medical Center.
Johnston was driving southbound on Hubbard Avenue when his car was struck by a vehicle being driven by Pittsfield resident Sarah Fellman, according to Pittsfield Police.
The condition of Fellman, 30, and the car's two other occupants, Emma Clairemon, 86, and a newborn infant were unknown, but police said the injuries were not serious.
Meanwhile, Johnston's three dogs, who were riding in the car, fled after the crash.
Two were located later on Saturday and were brought to the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter; the third was recovered Sunday morning. All three dogs have since been reunited with Johnston, according to the Sonsini Animal Shelter Facebook page.