LENOX – A woman escaped serious injury on Friday night after the car she was driving crashed into the porch of a Victorian house on Main Street and landed on its side.
According to the police, no one at the house was injured.
Juana Martinez-Bernao, 53, of Pittsfield, was transported to Berkshire Medical Center with minor injuries, Lenox patrol officer William Colvin said.
Martinez-Bernao was heading west on Main Street just after 8:30 p.m. when the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu crossed the eastbound lane and rammed into the glass porch, causing heavy damage to the house at 136 Main Street , Colvin said.
The crash is still under investigation, but Colvin said alcohol was not a factor. He couldn’t tell if speed had played a part yet.
Edward Acker, a professional photographer, captured the dramatic scene and provided photos to The Eagle.
Acker had just left Brava, a downtown wine bar, when he saw the commotion of police and emergency vehicles in the “beautiful Victorian” just past St. Ann’s Catholic Parish. He said the roads were dry, with some snow along the edges, and it was very cold outside.
“It was so weird how it happened,” he said. “There was not [tire] tracks.”
Lenox Police Sgt. Michael Smith and Officer Dylan Bencivenga responded to the scene, as did Lenox Fire and Lenox Emergency Medical Services.