Deadly Ballston crash raises larger issue of pedestrian safety
There have been several crashes in the Capital Region recently and it’s been a concern.
Even the Ballston Spa School District discussed a recent deadly crash and road safety at their board meeting.
NewsChannel 13’s Tessa Bentulan looked into road safety around the Capital Region. She found the number of crashes has significantly dropped.
A lieutenant with New York State Police Troop G said there were 324 deadly vehicle-pedestrian crashes last year. That is almost one a day.
There have been 167 across New York so far this year.
There were 24 deadly car pedestrian crashes in the Capital Region last year. That’s two a month. There have been eight so far this year. However, the number is updated periodically, said State Police, so it may not include yesterday’s crash.
There were also two back-to-back deadly vehicle-pedestrian crashes within a few hours of each other in Colonie last weekend.
These recent crashes are a reminder for drivers and pedestrians to be extra careful, Lt. Robert Donnelly with Colonie Police said.
Learn about what he thinks could be contributing to these crashes by watching the video of Tessa Bentulan’s story.