Pittsfield man found injured near tracks wasn't hit by train, police say


PITTSFIELD -- A Pittsfield man found laying near Housatonic Railroad Co. tracks on Tuesday is in critical condition with a head injury, but police have concluded that he was not struck by a train.

Trent Camrin, 40, was spotted near the tracks by the conductor of a freight train as it was passing through the area about 10 a.m., according to police.

Pittsfield firefighters and police responded to the area located in muddy terrain off of Industrial Drive and found the man lying near the tracks. He was transported by County Ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center, where he was being treated for a head injury.

Pittsfield Police Sgt. Michael Maddalena said Camrin had a contusion on the back of his head but was "conscious and alert." He ruled out the possibility that he was hit by a train.

"The injuries he sustained are not consistent with being struck by a train," he said.

Firefighters brought the man from the tracks and into an ambulance waiting on Industrial Drive to transport him to BMC. The victim had torn pants on at the time he was taken on a stretcher into the ambulance.

The conductor who noticed Camrin parked the train for about an hour as police investigated the scene and took away evidence.

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