Woman found injured on Williamstown roadway; police seek information

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WILLIAMSTOWN — A town woman suffered serious injuries on Tuesday after apparently being struck by a vehicle while walking her dog, according to police, who are looking for witnesses to the incident.

Cheryl J. LeClaire, 54, of White Oaks Road in Williamstown, was found lying in the road unresponsive along the 1000 block of North Hoosac Road about 6:30 p.m. by a passing motorist, according to Williamstown Police Sgt. Scott McGowan.

She was transported by Village Ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, where she is listed in critical condition.

"A motor vehicle contacting or brushing Ms. LeClaire, appears to be the likely circumstance," McGowan said.

He said that could not be confirmed, however, because there is "almost no physical evidence on the scene, such as distinguishable vehicle parts or witnesses."

The dog, Tucker, was not injured. He was transported to the Williamstown Animal Shelter by police, where he was later retrieved by family members.

The investigation is being conducted by the Williamstown Police and Massachusetts State Police. Anyone who may have been in the area or has any information about the incident is asked to please contact McGowan at 413-458-5733 or state police Trooper Ryan Dickinson at 413-499-1112.


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