Pittsfield man recovering after being hit by police cruiser

Editor's note: This story was updated to correct that the officer involved was not injured as previously reported. An updated version of this story can be found here

PITTSFIELD -- A Pittsfield man was listed in fair condition on Monday at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where he is recovering from injuries received when struck by a police cruiser last week.

George Johnston, 58, was struck by a marked police cruiser at First and Orchard streets at 9:58 p.m. on Thursday, according to Pittsfield Police.

Johnston received non-life threatening injuries in the incident. The officer who was driving the cruiser was not injured.

Johnston was transported by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center, and was later taken to Baystate.

The incident is under investigation by Capt. David Granger and members of the Pittsfield Police Department's accident reconstruction team.

Further information was unavailable on Monday.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call Police Officer Jeffrey Coco in the traffic department at (413) 448-9700, ext. 338.


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