Updated: Police say man with mental health issues wasn't hit by pickup truck Thursday


PITTSFIELD -- A man who told police he was struck by a pickup truck in Pittsfield Thursday afternoon, was not actually hit, police said Friday morning.

A 55-year-old man with a history of mental illness was transported to Berkshire Medical Center with unknown injuries at about 1:15 p.m. Thursday after claiming a Chevrolet Silverado hit him at the intersection of Wahconah Street and Pecks Road.

After interviewing the driver and conducting an investigation, police determined that the truck did not actually strike the man. Pittsfield Police Sergeant Mark Trapani said the man, who was mentally ill, may have just laid down in the road, but was not hit and had no injuries. The person was not cited for his actions due to his past mental problems, Trapani said.

The man initially told responders that he thought the truck was allowing him to cross the street when he said he was hit.


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