Pittsfield Jogger Struck by SUV, Taken to Baystate
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A jogger was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield on Thursday after been struck by a sport utility vehicle.
Police say Lawrence Towne, 58, of Pittsfield was running south on Valentine Road when he was struck by a northbound Honda CRV operated by Kayla Karlson, also of Pittsfield.
Karlson was not injured but police say Towne was taken first to Berkshire Medical Center and then to Baystate because of the serious nature of the injuries he sustained.
The incident occurred at about 11:51 a.m. on Thursday in the 800 block of Valentine Road. Police, fire and County Ambulance responded to the scene.
The accident remains under investigation by the Traffic Unit. Anyone who witnessed the accident or the actions of the Honda prior to the accident is asked to contact Officer David Hallas at 1-448-9700, Ext. 560.