FLORIDA -- Northern Berkshire's stretch of Route 2 witnessed its second tractor-trailer accident in less than a month late Wednesday afternoon.
The driver of a tractor-trailer that reportedly lost its brakes and flipped over near Dead Man's Curve was transported to Berkshire Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, State Police said.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., the Florida Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report that a tractor-trailer traveling east bound on Route 2 had flipped over. The truck reportedly lost its brakes on the descent out of the village of Drury in Florida, hit the guardrail at the S-curve near the Cold River, and flipped onto its side.
The driver, whose identity was unavailable as of press time, was reportedly pinned inside the cab and had to be extricated.
The trailer, which had been severely damaged in the crash, was carrying bags of calcium carbonate, an active ingredient used in lime. Much of the substance coated the steep embankment of the Cold River.
Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department, North Adams Fire Department, the North Adams Ambulance Service and State Police responded to the scene.
As of Wednesday evening, the section of Route 2 between Florida and Charlemont was still closed and State Police were advising drivers to seek alternate routes.
-- Edward Damon