Pedestrian On Moped Hit on Mass Ave

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Update on June 16, 2024 at 2:55 pm: Lieutenant Anthony Beverly released a statement indicating that officers are continuing their investigation of a "serious motorcycle accident" on Mass Ave.
 
Road closures are expected to last "several hours," and future updates will be communicated by the Berkshire District Attorney's Office and the Massachusetts State Police.
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A portion of Mass Ave. was closed Friday after a pedestrian on a moped struck a car.
 
According to officers on scene, around noon, a woman on a moped struck a Honda CRV that was backing out of a driveway near the Ashton Ave intersection on Mass Ave.
 
The moped driver, who was heading towards North Adams, tried to go around the vehicle. As the vehicle backed out, the woman hit the left rear bumper of the car, reported police.
 
The woman was taken away via ambulance, reporting officers had no information on her condition.
 
Currently the road is closed from Protection Ave to just before Ashton Ave as officers continue their investigation.
 
North Adams Fire also responded. 
 

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Thunderstorms Leave Downed Trees, Wires and Debris Across North County

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff

A tree limb smashed in the cab on Mark Moulton's truck. 
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A severe thunderstorm hammered parts of North and Central County on Tuesday night, downing trees and limbs and leaving more than 8,000 customers without power. 
 
The Berkshires, Eastern New York and parts of Southern Vermont were under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. on Tuesday. The storm came through shortly after 6 p.m. with thunder and lightning and torrential rain. 
 
Alerts and calls began streaming into dispatch and fire and police departments began calling in extra help. 
 
When the rain let, the full extent of the damage could be seen — from uprooted century-old trees to scatterings of debris across streets and lawns. 
 
As of 8:30, Brooklyn, Hoosac, Meadow, North Eagle just above Hospital Avenue were closed and the lower section of North Eagle was limited to one-way traffic. Trees were also down on Holbrook, Chestnut and Hall. 
 
Mayor Jennifer Macksey had been getting a close-up look at the damage and speaking with residents. 
 
"I've been trying to hit as many streets as I can so I have couple more streets to hit before I call it a night," the mayor said just before 9 p.m.
 
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