Pittsfield biker injured in three-vehicle West Stockbridge crash

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WEST STOCKBRIDGE — A motorcyclist was injured Sunday afternoon in a multivehicle crash at the intersection of Route 102 and Route 41, police said.

The operator of the motorcycle, a 44-year-old Pittsfield man, was waiting at the stop sign on Route 102 east about 12:45 p.m. when he was struck from behind by a sedan as it approached the intersection, said Sgt. Rosario Messina.

The sedan, driven by a 75-year-old New York woman, then continued past the stop sign and sideswiped an SUV heading south on Route 41, Messina said.

pushed the motorcycle was thrust forward on impact while the sedan operated by a 75-year-old New York woman proceeded past the stop sign and sideswiped an SUV heading south on Route 41, according to Messina. The operator of the SUV, of a 36-year-old West Stockbridge woman, had the right of way.

The Pittsfield man suffered injuries to his leg and shoulder and was transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. Neither of the women were hurt.

Messina said officials received conflicting information about the circumstances of the crash, which remains under investigation.

Amanda Burke can be reached at aburke@berkshireeagle.com, on Twitter @amandaburkec and 413-496-6296.

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