Elm Street in Pittsfield was shut down this afternoon after a motor vehicle collided with a building.

According to the police, the driver of the vehicle suffered a medical issue which caused him to lose control. The truck drove over the sidewalk and into a building where the vehicle becoming lodged between the home and a tree.

The driver was rescued from the vehicle and transported to BMC with non-life-threatening injuries. No name is being released at this time.

The road was reopened for traffic just before 4 p.m.


On Tuesday July 28, 2020 at approximately 2:07 PM, the Pittsfield Police Dept., Pittsfield Fire Dept., and County Ambulance responded to the area of 233 Elm St. for the report of a vehicle into a building.

A 2007 Ford Pick-Up truck operated by Mr. Alexander Colvin (26 years of age/ Pittsfield, MA) was traveling west bound in the 240 block of Elm St. when he suffered a medical emergency. His vehicle left the roadway to the right and collided with the front porch of 233 Elm St., causing extensive damage to both the home and vehicle. Mr. Colvin was transported to Berkshire Medical Center with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries. There were no other persons involved.

Elm St. between Holmes Rd. and Ontario St. was closed to traffic for approximately 2 hours for the investigation and clean up.

Anyone with additional information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Gallagher of the Pittsfield Police Dept. Traffic Unit at 413-448-9700 ext. 54

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