Great Barrington officer still hospitalized after hit by car while on duty

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GREAT BARRINGTON — A Great Barrington police officer who was seriously injured after being struck by a car Friday afternoon is in stable condition.

Officer Chad Shimmon, 38, is being treated at Berkshire Medical Center, according to the hospital's spokesman, Michael Leary.

Police Chief William Walsh said Shimmon is being treated for leg and knee injuries.

"The accident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police who at my request are doing the investigation as it involved one of our officers," Walsh said in an email. "I wanted a neutral party looking at it."

Shimmon was struck by a car around 5 p.m. Friday while he was responding to a call for assistance related to a disabled vehicle at the intersection of East and Cottage streets.

Sandra Sternberg, 84, of Greenwich, Conn., was driving the 2011 Subaru Forester that struck Shimmon.

Police said at the time that Sternberg had been attempting to turn onto East Street from Cottage Street when she struck Shimmon.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at horecchio@berkshireeagle.com, @HavenEagle on Twitter and 413-770-6977.

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