Crash at major Northampton intersection

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — A female driver was hospitalized after a lone car slammed into the curb at the intersection of Main and Pleasant streets Tuesday morning.

According to officers at the scene, at 11:28 a.m. the driver, whom police did not identify, was driving from King Street, attempting to make a left turn on to Main Street when she lost control of the car, mounted the curb in front of Florence Savings Bank and hit the concrete base of the electrical transformer outside of the bank.

The driver’s-side airbag was deployed inside the vehicle, a Toyota sedan with New York plates.

Police were not able to provide details about the cause of the crash, but said it may have been a medical issue that led to it.

Police weren’t able to describe the extent of the driver’s injuries but said they didn’t appear to be serious.

Police had to briefly direct traffic around the crash scene.

The car was towed away by Ernie’s Towing of Northampton and the scene was cleared by noon.

Bob Dunn can be reached at bdunn@gazettenet.com.