Elderly man on scooter struck, killed

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) – Police have identified the man struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing a Pittsfield street on his mobility scooter.

Authorities say 91-year-old Jack Joyner was struck at about 8:20 p.m. Saturday as he crossed Center Street near a railroad underpass.

He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Berkshire Medical Center.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that the driver, a 33-year-old Pittsfield man, is cooperating with the investigation and has not been charged.

It was the second pedestrian fatality in the area this month. Critics say the area near the underpass is poorly lit and there is no sidewalk on one side of the road.

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