Runner injured at Mount Greylock State Reservation trail race


An elderly man was airlifted from the Mount Greylock Reservation on Sunday after he sustained head injuries while running during an organized race.

The fall occurred at about 11 a.m., about one hour after the races began. The event was part of a Western Massachusetts Athletic Club Grand Tree Trail Race series. One race was a half-marathon and the other a 5k; it is not clear which race the man was running.

Massachusetts State Police confirmed that the man fell during a race, striking his head on a rock. He was unable to walk and was bleeding from the head immediately following the incident and a helicopter was called to the scene. The man was transported to an undisclosed facility, police said. The injuries were determined to be non- life-threatening, police said.

Police declined to provide the man's identity.

About 30 minutes later state police responded to a single vehicle motorcycle accident on Notch Road. Police said that the female driver was taken to Berkshire Medical center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Members of the North Adams Fire Department and North Adams Ambulance Service provided assistance at both incident.


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