Driver hurt in rear-end crash at dangerous Easthampton intersection
EASTHAMPTON — A Holyoke woman was injured in an accident Saturday at the intersection of Glendale and West streets and Loudville and Pomeroy Meadow roads.
Laura K. Blake, 37, was treated at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and released following the crash at 8:22 p.m. Police said Blake was stopped at a stop sign on West Street when her car was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Cristino R. Cotto, 64, of Springfield. He was cited for failing to use care in starting.
Police and city officials have acknowledged that the intersection is dangerous because it is difficult for drivers on West Street and Pomeroy Meadow Road to see when it is safe to pull into the crossroads. The area has become more congested with traffic since the closure of the Manhan Bridge on Route 10 because drivers use West Street as an unofficial detour.
— REBECCA EVERETT