GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man suffered a head injury after being struck by a waste-hauling truck while crossing Main Street Tuesday morning.
Witnesses told police Jerry Ferguson, 76, was looking at something in his hands while crossing East Main Street near the State Street intersection. The investigation would later reveal he was carrying a handheld GPS device.
The truck, which was carrying a large Dumpster-style container, was driving south on Ind. 9 and turning east onto Main Street when it struck Ferguson.
The truck driver, whose name was not available at press time, did not see Ferguson, police said.
“He said he was checking to the rear of his truck to make sure he didn’t clip any of the vehicles heading east on Main Street,” said Greenfield Police Maj. Derek Towle.
Ferguson was taken to Methodist Hospital and was alert and conscious as he was being loaded into the ambulance, Towle said.
He suffered a gash to the head.His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.