The Pittsfield Police Department, Fire Department, and County Ambulance responded to the intersection of South Street and South Mountain Road just before 3:15 on Saturday afternoon for the report of a three-car accident with unknown injuries.

According to a press release from the Pittsfield Police, as a result of the preliminary investigation, it was determined that the driver of a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, identified as 35-year-old Mathew Arico of Cheshire, was travelling northbound on South Street when he struck the rear of a 2016 Toyota Camry, being operated by 31-year-old Ryan Harmon of Pittsfield. The impact pushed Harmon’s vehicle into the rear of a 2014 Toyota Corolla, being operated by 57-year-old Gina Squires of Dalton.

The investigation showed that Harmon’s and Squires’ vehicles were either stopped at the intersection or had just started to pull forward northbound when Arico struck the rear of Harmon’s vehicle. Based on the amount of damaged to the involved vehicles, it is believed that Arico was travelling faster than the posted speed limit.

Arico and Harmon were transported by County Ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Squires refused medical transport at the scene.

Northbound traffic was diverted at Dan Fox Drive while the accident was cleared, and the roadway was again opened up to traffic at approximately 4:00 PM.

Arico was cited for speeding and failure to use care.

The accident remains under investigation by the Pittsfield Police Traffic Unit. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact Officer David Hallas at 448-9700, ext. 560. To send a tip via text message, text PITTIP and your message to TIP411 or 847411.

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