WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williamstown Fire Department rescued three people using the Jaws of Life Thursday, after their car stuck a telephone pole on Route 7 near Mezze's Bistro and Bar.

The driver and two passengers of a 1996 Honda Civic were all taken to Berkshire Medical Center with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, according to Williamstown Police.

The car was traveling northbound on Cold Spring Road shortly before noon when it veered off the road and struck the pole.

Though the investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing, Williamstown Sgt. Scott McGowan said that "non-criminal charges are probable."

"The roadway was unquestionably slippery due to the winter storm," McGowan said. "However, the speed of the vehicle at the time of the crash appears to exacerbated the already hazardous conditions."

Identities of the victims have not been released, but the vehicle is registered to a Pittsfield woman, according to police.

The Fire Department used its Jaws of Life to remove all three occupants, who were then taken to Berkshire Medical Center by Village Ambulance Service.

The impact fractured the utility pole, prompting authorities to call in for assistance from National Grid and Verizon.

The accident closed down both lanes of Route 7 from 11:44 a.m. until 1:37 p.m.

-- Adam Shanks