Driver to face charges after Central Avenue crash

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COLONIE – A 34-year-old man from Brooklyn will face charges after an early Wednesday morning crash on Central Avenue.

Miguel Jackson is in the Intensive Care Unit at Albany Medical Center.

Colonie Police say just after midnight, they received multiple calls that a car had crashed through telephone poles on Central Avenue in the area of Lansing Road North. When police arrived, they found a car on its side in the parking lot of 2191 Central Ave. They say Jackson was semi-conscious and had to be cut out of the car by the Stanford Heights Fire Department.

Police say Jackson was headed eastbound at a high rate of speed when the car veered across the center median and crashed into a telephone pole, shearing it off at the base. Police say the car continued on the sidewalk and went through several street signs and into three more telephone poles before becoming entangled in guy wires.

A second car ran into debris in the road and had to be towed from the scene.

Power was knocked out to the area. Roads in the area were closed as National Grid worked to replace poles and restore power. The roads have since reopened.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Colonie Police Traffic Division at (518) 782-2620.