Crash into utility pole closes part of West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield


PITTSFIELD — A potion of West Housatonic Street was closed to traffic for more than an hour Friday afternoon after a city man lost control of his vehicle, which rolled over and struck a utility pole, according to police. 

Just before 3:30 p.m., rescuers responded to an area near 703 W. Housatonic St. for a report of a wreck. James Lebovitz, 47, was the sole occupant of the car and was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center for injuries that were believed to be minor, Pittsfield Police Sgt. Nicholas DeSantis said. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, he said. 

Officers diverted traffic away from the crash scene for a little over an hour, he said. 

In a Facebook post, Police Chief Michael Wynn thanked linemen and tow truck operators who worked the scene.

"Today's rockstars are definitely the linemen and tow truck operators that pulled together to clean this crash scene up so quickly," he wrote. 

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at, @HavenEagle on Twitter and 413-770-6977.



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