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Hit-and-run in Schenectady injures pedestrian on Monday, according to police

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SCHENECTADY — Schenectady police are seeking information about a vehicle that struck an unidentified pedestrian in the area of Albany Street and Route 7 on Monday and fled the scene.

The hit-and-run occurred at approximately 5:09 a.m., with officers finding the male victim unconscious upon arrival at the scene. The man was transported to Albany Medical Center and his status is currently unknown.

Update 12/20: Arrest made in Schenectady hit-and-run; Rotterdam man charged

Officers were actively searching for video footage on Monday of the crash, Schenectady Police Lt. Ryan Macherone said.

“That’s part of the investigation, to see if there’s any video evidence from any of the local businesses in that area,” he said. “They’ll be looking at that as one of the investigative leads.”

Macherone said that the department received calls from a motorist and a local business who had spotted the male victim lying in the road.

According to police, it is believed that the vehicle that struck the pedestrian was traveling southbound on Route 7, from Schenectady towards Rotterdam when it struck the victim.

There is currently no suspect or vehicle description available and the incident is under investigation, according to the agency.

Residents with information regarding the incident are asked to please contact the department’s tips line at 518-788-6566.

Update 12/20: Arrest made in Schenectady hit-and-run; Rotterdam man charged

If you have any information about the incident, please come forward and help the authorities in solving this case. It’s important to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions and bring justice to the victim and their family.

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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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3 COMMENTS

  1. Agree That’s terrible! I hope the pedestrian recovers quickly and the driver is caught and held accountable for their actions.

  2. Agree Terrible news. Sending prayers for the pedestrian’s recovery. Hopefully, justice will be served and the driver held responsible for their actions.

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