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Four released from hospital after Monday’s three-car accident in Northampton

— Four people were released from area hospitals after they were injured in a three-car chain-reaction collision at the intersection of Bridge Road and King Street Monday afternoon.

Police Capt. Scott Savino said the cause of the accident is still under investigation. He said no citations had been issued. An officer at the scene of the 2:41 p.m. crash had said a mechanical failure could have caused the crash.

Police said a vehicle driven by Lawrence F. Sawula, 53, of 11 Enfield Road, Pelham, was traveling “at a high rate of speed” east on Bridge Road when, apparently without slowing, it collided with the rear of a vehicle stopped at the intersection. That vehicle, operated by Ann L. Armon, 53, of 271 River Drive, Deerfield, was pushed into the rear of another stopped vehicle driven by Daniel J. Fifield, 38, of 88 South St., Williamsburg, police said.

All three vehicles were pushed across the intersection and into the northbound lanes of King Street.

Sawula, Fifield and a passenger in Fifield’s vehicle were treated at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and released, and Armon was treated at Baystate Medical Center and released, hospital representatives said.

A fourth vehicle, driven by Kimberly Lampron, 44, of 93 Elm St., Hatfield, was turning left onto Bridge Road from King Street when the accident occurred. Unsecured cargo from Fifield’s vehicle struck and damaged the driver’s side of her vehicle, police said, but she was not hurt.

Rebecca Everett can be reached at reverett@gazettenet.com.

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