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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Investigation underway for Van Vranken crash in Schenectady


Schenectady Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being ‌Struck by Vehicle

SCHENECTADY – A pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday night on Van Vranken Avenue, police ​said.

The⁣ incident occurred at the 1600 block of Van Vranken Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. The pedestrian, ​who has not been⁢ identified, ⁣was found unconscious and​ appeared to be in critical condition, according⁤ to a news release from the Schenectady Police Department.

The pedestrian was ⁢transported to Albany Medical Center, and the status of their injuries was unclear as of Wednesday morning.

The driver involved in the incident is cooperating with the investigation, according to police.

Van Vranken Avenue ⁤was temporarily closed ‌between Kenwood Avenue and Mason Street, but police ​expected⁣ the roadway ⁢to be reopened shortly. The crash remains under investigation, and more​ details are expected to​ be released as they ‌become available.

We‌ urge everyone to stay safe and be‍ cautious while walking ​or driving on the streets, especially⁤ during the evening hours.

Emily Stanton
Emily Stanton
Emily Stanton, a skillful journalist previously based in Boston, is adept at covering a diverse array of stories. Her thorough and engaging reporting style, honed with a Master's in Journalism from Boston University, focuses on community-relevant stories.
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  1. Disagree The investigation should prioritize identifying the responsible party rather than preventing future accidents because the immediate focus should be on accountability and justice for the victims.

  2. Disagree. Accountability and prevention go hand in hand, as identifying the responsible party ensures justice for victims while also working towards preventing future accidents.


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