East Street accident leaves two people injured

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PITTSFIELD — Two people were injured Monday afternoon in an accident that involved two vehicles at the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and East Street.

The wreck occurred around 4:30 p.m. Two people were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to a tweet from the Pittsfield Police Department.

Police said a 2010 GMC Sierra operated by Bruce Blake, of Pittsfield, collided with a 2016 Toyota Camry operated by Erin Manson, of Pittsfield. According to police, Blake was traveling southwest on East Street and Manson, traveling east, and was turning left onto Woodlawn Avenue when the cars hit one another.

The Sierra, which was pulling a utility trailer, then hit a nearby telephone pole and fire hydrant.

Police closed the intersection as utility workers continued to clear the scene, but police said they planned to reopen the intersection to two-lane traffic around 8:30 p.m.

Woodlawn Avenue remained closed from Kellogg Street to East Street.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Officer James McIntyre.

Amanda Drane can be contacted at adrane@berkshireeagle.com, @amandadrane on Twitter, and 413-496-6296.

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