Lanesborough man injured in three-car crash in Lenox

LENOX -- A 46-year-old Lanesborough man was seriously injured on Monday evening when he was involved in a three-car crash that left his vehicle on its side, according to Lenox police.

The man, whose name was not released, was heading north on Routes 7 and 20 in his 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee about 6 p.m. when the collision occurred, according to Lenox Police Officer Mike Smith. Also involved were a 69-year-old Pittsfield man, who was also driving north in a 2002 Dodge Caravan, and a 56-year-old Becket woman driving a Toyota Rav 4, which was stopped at the traffic light in the left turn lane on Holmes Road.

The other two drivers were uninjured in the crash, Smith said, and there were no passengers in any of the vehicles.

The crash caused the Jeep to hit a traffic light pole and flip onto its side, Smith said. Emergency workers had to remove the vehicle's roof in order to extricate the man, who was transported to Berkshire Medical Center with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

It was unclear what caused the accident, which remains under investigation.

All three vehicles were severely damaged and had to be towed from the scene.

Lenox Fire Chief Dan Clifford said 25 firefighters were on the scene along with Lenox police and Massachusetts state police.

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