Thursday, Dec. 03

PITTSFIELD -- A city man was seriously injured following a car-pedestrian accident on Dalton Avenue late Wednesday afternoon.

Anthony Sumy, 60, of 87 Dalton Ave., was in the crosswalk in front of his home headed toward the Dunkin' Donuts around 5:15 p.m. -- while the traffic light was still green, police reported.

Officer Charles Bassett said Sumy "almost made it all the way across " when he was struck by a vehicle driven by George Stevenson, 68 of 149 Benedict Road, in Pittsfield. Bassett noted several other vehicles had stopped for Sumy. However he said Stephenson, who was in the eastbound lane, assumed the car in front of him stopped to make a left-hand turn onto upper Harvard Street and the driver went around that vehicle, hitting Sumy.

The victim was taken to Berkshire Medical Center with what Bassett called "serious internal injuries." Sumy's condition was unknown late Wednesday night as he was still undergoing surgery at BMC.

The accident remains under investigation.

To reach Dick Lindsay: rlindsay@berkshireeagle.com, or (413) 496-6233.