A van crashed into a telephone pole on East Street in Easthampton early Monday morning.
Authorities say 53-year-old Chang Joon Hwang of Easthampton was driving the van, and had to be freed from the vehicle by emergency responders. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center, but was flown to Hartford Hospital in critical condition.
Investigators were reconstructing the accident until about 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, when the road was reopened. There was no word on what caused the crash.
Commuters were detoured around the accident, which left a two-mile portion of East Street closed to traffic between Ferry Street and Route 5 for hours.
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