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Rotterdam man charged in Schenectady hit-and-run arrest


SCHENECTADY – Rotterdam Man Arrested for Hit-and-Run

A Rotterdam ‌man has been arrested in connection with Monday morning’s hit-and-run that injured a ‍pedestrian on⁤ Route 7, ​police said Tuesday.

The pedestrian, a 15-year-old, is currently being ⁢treated at ⁣Albany Medical Center. Police did ​not provide further ‍information‌ on the teen’s status.

Charged in ​the case is Peter J. Greisler, 29, of Rotterdam. Greisler now faces one ⁣count ‌of leaving the scene of ⁣a serious personal‌ injury​ accident, a felony, along with violation failure to yield the right of way to a ⁢pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Details of the Incident

The hit-and-run ⁣happened at approximately ​5:09⁢ a.m.⁤ at​ the intersection of Albany Street and Route 7, police said.

Police were called to the scene by a motorist ‍and someone at a local business who spotted⁤ the teen victim lying⁤ in the ‍road, police‌ said.

Police believed the vehicle that‌ struck‍ the ​pedestrian was ​traveling ⁣southbound on Route 7, from Schenectady towards Rotterdam when​ it⁣ struck the victim.

The incident serves ⁢as a ⁣reminder ‍for drivers to ⁢be cautious and attentive, especially in areas‌ with pedestrian crossings.

Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres, a native of Schenectady, has returned to his hometown after several years of reporting in the Midwest. A graduate of Missouri School of Journalism, Alex is known for his empathetic approach to local news, covering everything from community events to local governance, always with an aim to bridge diverse perspectives.
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