Readsboro Rollover Blamed on Slick Roads, Speed
READSBORO, Vt. — A Florida, Mass., man was able to walk away uninjured after his sport utility vehicle rolled over on Saturday evening.
Cody Laframboise, 19, told state police he was southbound in his 2004 Dodge Durango on Route 8, heading for Route 100, when the rear end of his vehicle lost traction, spinning the vehicle into the opposite lane.
When the rear wheels caught traction again, they sent the vehicle spinning back into its lane. Laframboise told state police he could not gain control of the vehicle. It veered off the southbound lane, went over an embankment and rolled onto its roof.
The accident occurred about 6 p.m. Trooper Justin Walker responded to the scene near the Readsboro and Searsburg town line.
Laframboise was not injured. The SUV incurred heavy damage to the passenger side and is considered totaled.
The road conditions were slippery, with a thin layer of slush and ice. Walker found that both road conditions and speed were a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.
Superior Court Briefs: Dec. 11 - Dec. 18
Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Thursday, December 11.
Kassidy Lemire, 20, of North Adams pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of cocaine.
She was placed on one-year probation. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on February 26, 2014.
Jordan Moon, 27, of North Adams pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of cocaine.
He was placed on one-year probation. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on February 26, 2014.
Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Thursday, December 18.
Daivon Henry, 22, of Bronx, N.Y. pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon and a single count of assault and battery.
He was given concurrent two-year sentences at the Berkshire County House of Correction.
The incident occurred in North Adams on July 2, 2013 and involved two men, ages 44 and 54. Three counts of assault and battery, two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon and single counts of aggravated rape, home invasion, and larceny from a person were dismissed by the state.
UPS Worker in Pedestrian Accident Treated & Released
Update and rewrite: 3:42 p.m., Dec. 18, 2014
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A section of Beaver Street was closed to traffic for nearly two hours on Wednesday morning after a United Parcel Service courier was struck while crossing the road.
The courier, Timothy Rooney of Preston Hollow, N.Y., was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, where he was treated and released.
The accident occurred just after 11 a.m. near the intersection with McCauley Road. According to police, the UPS truck was parked pointing south when Rooney, a seasonal worker assisting a UPS driver, had taken out a package and stepped into the path of a southbound green 2000 Ford pickup truck driven by Justin Henderson of Stamford, Vt.
Henderson was found not at fault and the truck incurred minor damage. The roadway, however, was closed until the state police accident reconstruction team could complete its investigation.
Four Injured, Pets Lost in Pittsfield Duplex Fire
The home on Lincoln Street burned in the early hours.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An early morning fire on Lincoln Street heavily damaged a duplex and injured four, including three firefighters.
One occupant of the home was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment of burns and smoke-related injuries. Two pets are also missing and another, a cat, died in the blaze.
Two firefighters suffered minor lacerations and another smoke inhalation; all three were treated at the scene.
The cause is under investigation by the Fire Investigation Unit, state fire marshal's office and the Police Detective Bureay.
City firefighters responded to the 2-alarm blaze with five engines and the ladder truck to the structure fire at about 4:13 a.m. According Deputy Chief Michael Polidoro, there was heavy fire extending to the second floor when fire units arrived on the scene.
It took 90 minutes to bring the fire under control. There is heavy fire damage in the front on both the first and second floors and smoke and heat damage to the rest of the building. The owner of the building lived on the first floor; a tenant on the second.
All of the occupants were displaced and the Red Cross was contacted to assist them.
Western Massachusetts Electric Co., Berkshire Gas and city inspectors assisted at the scene; Dalton Fire Department covered the city.
No Injuries in Route 7 Collision at Mount Greylock School
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — No one was injured in a Friday morning accident on Cold Spring Road (Route 7) at the entrance to Mount Greylock Regional School.
Williamstown Police responded to the accident at 7:38 on Friday, Dec. 12.
A vehicle exiting the parking lot did not see a vehicle driving south on Cold Spring Road, according to Police Chief Kyle Johnson.
Johnson said the intersection, at the top of a hill with limited visibility of Route 7 traffic in both directions, is not particularly prone to accidents.
"Very infrequent, even when you consider the amount of cars that go in and out of there 180 days a year," he said when asked to characterize the frequency of incidents at the site.
One of the cars involved in Friday's accident was towed away from the scene. The other was drivable.
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