2 pedestrians hit by cars in separate incidents in Lee and Pittsfield

Monday December 17, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- Over the weekend two young adults are in stable condition after being struck by motor vehicles in separate incidents over the weekend in Berkshire County, according to police officials.

An unidentified 17-year-old male suffered minor injuries in Pittsfield on Saturday night at about 7:20 p.m., after he exited a Berkshire Regional Transit Authority bus, attempted to cross the street and was hit by a car in front of Zenner’s Variety Store at 307 Tyler Street.

The incident is still under investigation but police said it appeared the man darted into westbound traffic without looking.

He was transported to Berkshire Medical Center for examination, and although the extent of his injuries is unknown, officials said he didn’t suffer any broken bones.

On Sunday, a 21-year-old female, from Lee, was struck by a vehicle along Park Street at about 5 p.m. while she was crossing at a crosswalk.

The unidentified female was taken to the intensive care unit, and is in stable condition.

Lee police did not release the name of the victim because they had not been able to contact family members.

Police said they don’t believe alcohol, drugs, or texting played a role in the woman being struck.

Neither alleged drivers have been charged in either incident but both cases are still under investigation.


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