Two pedestrians critically injured in early morning Pittsfield crash

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PITTSFIELD — A motor vehicle accident involving a car and two pedestrians occurred in the early hours of Jan. 1, leaving both pedestrians with serious injuries, authorities said.

According to the Pittsfield Police Department, at about 2:47 a.m., emergency services, including the Pittsfield Police, Fire Department, County Ambulance, and Action Ambulance, were dispatched to the vicinity of 55 West Housatonic St. following reports of a collision.

A 2014 Toyota Corolla, driven by 23-year-old Nicholas Ainsley of Pittsfield, was heading east on West Housatonic Street when it struck two individuals crossing the road.

The pedestrians have been identified as 34-year-old Shannon M. Steffey and 32-year-old Matthew Squires, both residents of Pittsfield.

After the impact, Steffey and Squires were transported to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment.

Due to the critical nature of her injuries, Steffey was later moved to Bay State Medical Center for advanced care.

The Pittsfield Police Department is actively investigating the incident and has urged witnesses, or anyone with information regarding the crash, to come forward.

Officer Anthony Dayton is handling inquiries and can be reached at the Pittsfield Police Department at 413-448-9700, extension 543.

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