Head-on crash on Route 7 sends one driver to BMC

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PITTSFIELD -- An area resident was rushed to Berkshire Medical Center in serious condition after causing a head-on collision on Route 7 on Thursday.

After interviews with three witnesses, Pittsfield Police believe a medical issue affected the motorist, who swerved from the southbound into the northbound lane and crashed head-on into a second driver at around 10:40 a.m. in the area of 1451 North St.

Police declined to identify the southbound motorist, who operated a 2002 Mercury Marquis, because it was unclear whether family had yet been notified of the accident.

The second driver was unhurt. Both the Mercury operated by the southbound motorist and the second driver's vehicle, a 2012 Chevy Cruze, were towed from the scene and likely totaled, according to Pittsfield Police.

Pittsfield Police Department, Pittsfield Fire Department and Action Ambulance responded to the scene. Traffic in and out of Pittsfield and Lanesborough was badly held up for roughly 30 minutes while first responders worked at the scene.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing and additional witnesses can contact Pittsfield Police Officer Michael Silver at 448-9700.

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