Man walks away from North Adams accident after SUV flips on slick road

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NORTH ADAMS — A city man was lucky to escape serious injury Monday after his vehicle veered off a slippery road, crashed through a fence and landed on its side in a Bradley Street resident's driveway.

The driver, whose identity could not be immediately verified, was the sole occupant of the Chevrolet SUV, according to the North Adams police and fire departments.

The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. The driver told authorities he was heading down the hill toward Church Street when the vehicle started to slide on the snow-slicked roadway. He said he tried to turn to correct from sliding but ended up going up over the sidewalk, through a wooden pole fence, flipping into a tree and landing on the passenger side. The rear bumper of the vehicle came to rest on the side of the house at 23 Bradley St. The SUV also barely missed crushing a car parked in the driveway.

Since the windshield and passenger side windows were smashed, the driver said he crawled out of the back part of the vehicle. He was checked by EMTs on the scene and walked away with injuries that were not life threatening.

Two operators from Dean's Towing assisted in removing the vehicle from the scene.

Several motor vehicle accidents were reported across the county as snow began to fall heavily in the afternoon and into the evening.

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