|Update: Head-On Collision on Curran Highway Turns Fatal |
|By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff |
01:05PM / Monday, November 02, 2020
|A serious accident that injured two people closed Curran Highway for several hours. |
Update: The district attorney's office has confirmed that George Ferris, 82, of North Adams was killed as the result of the collision on Friday.
The driver of the other vehicle, Ann Meier, 60, of Adams, was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and later to Baystate Medical in Springfield. Ferris was taken to BMC's emergency satellite facility in North Adams, where he later died.
There were no other occupants in the vehicles.
The State Police Detective Unit assigned to the DA's office is assisting in North Adams Police's investigation into a fatal collision, along with the State Police from the Cheshire barracks, the Crime Scene Services and Collision Analysis and Reconstruction sections.
Ferris was a longtime barber in the city, operating Man's World Styling Salon on Marshall Street with his two brothers.
Original post, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020; 4:57 p.m.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A head-on collision on Curran Highway on Friday afternoon left one person seriously injured.
The crash occurred in front of North County Veterinary Hospital at about 3:30 p.m. and involved a car and a sport utility vehicle.
Police Sgt. Albert Zoito said one driver was transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and the other to BMC's emergency satellite facility in the city.
"One went south, one went north," Zoito. "He had to be stabilized. Serious, serious injuries."
Police, firefighters, and Northern Berkshire EMS were dispatched to the scene and the road was closed from Hodges Cross Road to the former Doran's Carpet.
State Police and Adams Police were also called to assist.
Zoito said the accident is under investigation and that the State Police accident reconstruction team was being called to assist in the investigation.
Reports over the scanner indicated that one of the vehicles was on fire. Zoito said this was not the case.
He said the road will likely remain closed for some time.
"We are going to be here for a while," he said.