Four victims remain hospitalized after separate Pittsfield crashes

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PITTSFIELD — Four people who suffered serious injuries as a result of two separate motor vehicle crashes late last week, one of which was fatal, remained hospitalized on Monday, according to police.

Matthew Nadolny, 31, of Becket, died on Thursday of injuries suffered in a crash on Williams Street. Authorities said Nadolny's Volkswagen Passat struck a Ford Escape that was traveling west in front of him, then Nadolny's car crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Ford Taurus driven by 72-year-old Sean Mulholland, whose wife was a passenger in the vehicle.

Police Sgt. Marc Maddalena said last week that the Becket couple was rushed to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. On Monday, he said Mulholland was still at BMC and "doing alright," but his wife remained in serious condition at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

The operator of the Ford Escape, 80-year-old Lina Simeone of Pittsfield, also suffered serious injuries. She was released from Berkshire Medical Center on Monday, Maddalena said.

A short time after the first crash, city police, fire and the County Ambulance Service rushed to East Street, where two motorcyclists had crashed near Wohrle's Foods.

Darren MacDowell, 23, and Brian Brazee, 48, both of Pittsfield, were heading west about 7:30 p.m. when they crossed over the center line, hit a curb and guardrail, and were thrown from their bikes, which were not registered, Maddalena said.

Both men suffered serious injuries, and remained hospitalized at Baystate Medical Center.

Both crashes remain under investigation.

Amanda Burke can be reached at aburke@berkshireeagle.com, on Twitter @amandaburkec and 413-496-6296.

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