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Albany Pedestrian Killed in Two-Vehicle Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A pedestrian was killed in an accident that happened in Albany.

Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

News 10 Albany is reporting that police in Colonie have stated that they have begun investigating an accident in which a pedestrian was killed near the intersection of Central Avenue and Tull Drive.

According to police, the woman was carrying recyclables across Central Avenue when she was hit by two different vehicles. Police responded to the scene of the accident at about 7:17 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The first vehicle hit the woman in the left lane, throwing the woman into the right lane where she was hit by another vehicle.

Both speed and alcohol have been ruled out by the police, and authorities are still working to identify the woman. The traffic investigation unit is currently working to figure out the circumstance and the cause of the accident.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in pedestrian accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 4,884 pedestrians who were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
  • 19 percent of pedestrian accidents in 2014 were hit and runs.
  • 70 percent of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2014 were males.

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