Push underway to fix dangerous, deadly roads after pedestrians were hit
A push is underway to lower several alarming crashes between cars and pedestrians in the Capital Region.
Several recent ones have left pedestrians dead or badly hurt.
The most recent one happened on Van Vranken Avenue Tuesday evening. The victim was still in critical condition at Albany Medical Center as of late Wednesday afternoon.
With winter weather possible these next couple months, police want to remind drivers to be extra careful. They also remind people crossing to always use the crosswalk and wear reflective clothing at night.
The victim in Tuesday night’s crash was helping another car, investigators said.
“It appeared that he was attempting to look out for a backing vehicle coming out of a driveway. He was assisting another motorist backing out. He didn’t look in the direction of the oncoming car. Due to night weather conditions and poor visibility, that driver didn’t see him either; and the driver ended up striking him in the roadway,” said Schenectady Police Lt. Peter Montalto.
Learn about the emergency steps the city is taking to remind people how dangerous these roads can be by watching the video of Stella Porter’s story.