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Pittsfield Man Hospitalized After Collision with Cruiser

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man was sent to the hospital last Wednesday night after being hit by a police cruiser.

George Johnston, 58, was transported to Berkshire Medical Center after being hit at the intersection of First and Orchard streets on April 24.

Police said Johnston was on foot and crossing First Street at approximately 9:58 p.m. when Lt. Mike Winston collided with him in a fully marked cruiser. Winston was southbound on First Street; there is one crosswalk on the south side if the intersection. The report did not state if Johnston was in the crosswalk when the accident occurred.

Johnston was reportedly treated for non-life threatening injuries; Winston was unhurt.

The Police Department's accident reconstruction team is currently investigating the accident and anyone with information is asked to call the traffic bureau at 413-448-9700, Ext. 338.

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