Updated November 15, 2022 02:27PM

One Treated After Single Car Crash on Main Street in Williamstown

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
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Updated at 2:30 p.m. with information from the police report.
 
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Main Street bridge across the Green River was briefly closed to traffic on Tuesday morning after a single-vehicle accident left a car on its roof in the westbound lane.
 
Officials at the scene said that the driver of the car was conscious and alert when taken from the scene by ambulance. The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle.
 
Williamstown Police Tuesday afternoon identified the driver as Patricia Margaret Cumberbatch of Luce Road.
 
None of the construction workers working on the bridge, which is undergoing reconstruction, were injured in the accident, Williamstown Fire officials said.
 
According to a police report, Cumberbatch was traveling east on Main Street (Route 2) when her car drifted and struck the yellow crash barricades at 10:10 a.m.
 
“This action caused the vehicle to roll up onto its left side and flip onto the roof,” the report reads. “The vehicle also did a 180-degree turn and ended up facing westbound.
 
“The reporting officer did notice that there was a little glare from the sun while traveling eastbound at this time.”
 
The police report said Cumberbatch was transported from the scene with “minor injuries.”
 
Small shards of the plastic covering the abutment could be found along the sidewalk on the westbound side of the road across the two-lane road from the apparent collision site.
 
Traffic briefly was rerouted to North Hoosac Road. The road was reopened by 11:10 a.m.
 
The Williamstown Fire Department and Northern Berkshire EMS responded to the scene; the Williamstown Department of Public Works dispatched a street sweeper to clean up the road after the car’s removal.
 
Ron’s Auto Repair removed the damaged vehicle.

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Clark Art Screens Experimental Animation Short Films

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Feb. 2 at 7 pm, the Clark Art Institute screens a selection of short films covering experimental animation from the 1960s and '70s in its auditorium. 
 
The showing is the third event in the Clark's Film and Drawing series, inspired by the exhibition, "Promenades on Paper: Eighteenth-Century Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France," on view through March 12.
 
According to a press release:
 
In the midst of the Cold War, animation artists explored alternative realities. Their artistic explorations enabled them to venture outside of the ideological boundaries of international politics. Some of these realities reached back to fairytales, like the animations of the Soviet Union's Yuri Norstein. Other artists, like the Canadian-Scottish animator Norman McLaren, pursued abstraction, looking for basic first principles that might be shared across the animation frame.
 
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