Driver treated after car strikes building on Fenn Street

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Monday April 30, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- A 40-year-old woman was brought to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment this morning after she drove her car into the side of the MyCom Federal Credit Union at 101 Fenn St., police said.

According to Police Officer Michael Silverberg, Elizabeth Oakes of Hinsdale hit the accelerator instead of the brake while trying to park her 2005 Subaru Forester by the east side of the building at 9:23 a.m.

Her car jumped the curb before striking the right side of the red brick structure. No injuries were reported. The building received only minor damage.

According to witnesses, Oakes backed her car away from the building after she struck it. She was treated inside the credit union by medical personnel.

Oakes, the only passenger in her vehicle, was taken by ambulance to BMC. She was treated and released, BMC spokesman Michael Leary said.

Police found Oakes to be at fault, but did not issue her a citation. No criminal charges will be filed.


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