Pittsfield man crashes into his own house, then flips car

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PITTSFIELD -- A city man was in the hospital on Tuesday after crashing a car into his own house and coming to rest upside-down in the street.

Around 1:15 p.m., Dwayne Jenkins, 41, was pulling out of his driveway at 24 Crosier Ave. in a GMC Jimmy when he somehow lost control turning into the street, according to police.

Milton Reynolds saw the crash unfold from his home across the street.

"All of a sudden, the car drove up the stairs [of the front entrance], then onto the side of the house -- you can see the tire marks -- and rolled over," he said. "I still can't believe what I saw."

Police at the scene say Jenkins was briefly unconscious after he was pulled from the wreckage. He was not wearing a seatbelt, police said. Airbags did not deploy.

Jenkins was taken to Berkshire Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, said Pittsfield police Sgt. Mark Trapani.

Hospital officials late Tuesday afternoon reported Jenkins was admitted to BMC and listed in stable condition.

A towing service was called in to flip the truck upright and haul it away.

While the crash remains under investigation, Trapani expects charges will be filed against Jenkins.

"I've never seen a car try to climb a building," Trapani said.

To reach Dick Lindsay:
rlindsay@berkshireeagle.com,
or (413) 496-6233.


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