A Great Barrington man was seriously injured shortly after 1 AM on Monday when the car he was riding in crashed into a tree.

According to a press release from Great Barrington Police, The driver, 19-year-old Benjamin Badurski was heading south on Hurlburt Road when he lost control and crashed on the east side of the roadway. 20-year-old Raphael Gutierrez, a passenger in a vehicle, had to be extricated from the vehicle before being airlifted to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Badurski was not injured and was able to get out of the vehicle.

Massachusetts Accident Reconstruction Unit, Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene members, along with an Assistant District Attorney from the Berkshire County’s Direct Attorney’s Office assisted at the scene. Egremont Police Department assisted with traffic.

The operator was arrested for O.U.I. alcohol with serious injury, negligent operation, Marked lanes, and speeding. The operator was released on $500.00 cash bail for an appearance at Southern Berkshire District Court on September, 24th, 2020. No update on the condition of the passenger at this time.

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