Headstones are knocked over in North Adams as a car drives through a cemetery
A car crashed into a cemetery in North Adams on Wednesday, leaving headstones toppled over and apparently shattered.
According to a post on the North Adams 911 Facebook page, the North Adams Fire Department and North Adams Police Department responded to Southview Cemetery on Church Street in Adams on Wednesday afternoon for a car that crashed into tombstones.
(Above: The car came to rest on some headstones seen above)
(Above: Google Maps image of Southview Cemetery in North Adams)
According to the post, the damage to the vehicle was quite extensive. Regarding damage to the cemetery, a few headstones were knocked over. They seem broken (see photos by Nick Mantello).
(Above: damage to headstones in Southview Cemetery)
No one was injured in the crash and the vehicle was towed off the scene.
We do not publish other specific information because the operator was a young person learning to drive. Those who live in North Adams will surely know that the cemetery is a fairly common place for youngsters to learn to drive.
*All photos were taken by Nick Mantello, the official North Adams Fire Department photographer, and are all used with his permission.