Charges Pending Against Pittsfield Woman In Hit-And-Run
On Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 at approximately 3:07 PM, the Pittsfield Police Department, Pittsfield Fire Department and Action Ambulance responded to the intersection of West Union St. and Pacific St. for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.
Upon arrival, officers and emergency medical personnel found a 45 year old female, identified as Jeanine Pettijohn of West Union St., Pittsfield with injuries to her head and leg. Pettijohn was transported to Berkshire Medical Center and admitted, due to the seriousness of her injuries.
It was learned that the vehicle involved in the crash had fled the scene, eastbound on West Union St.
During the course of the investigation, the vehicle was located behind a residence on Union St. and the female operator, identified as 51 year old Debra Johnson, was identified. Charges are currently pending against Johnson.
The crash remains under investigation by the Pittsfield Police Traffic Bureau. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Officer David Hallas at (413)-448-9700 Ext. 560.