Five Hurt In Upstate New York Hit-And-Run Car Crash

by | March 14th, 2012

March 14, 2012

Police in Niskayuna, New York, are searching for a vehicle responsible for causing a hit-and-run crash that injured five people yesterday evening. Reports from the Times Union say that the accident occurred around 7:50 p.m. at the intersection of State Street and Balltown Road.

Reports from police say that a pickup truck was heading westbound on State Street toward the town of Schenectady when it rammed into the rear-end of a Nissan Sentra carrying five passengers. The pickup truck then backed up and fled the scene. It was last seen heading west on Albany Street moments after the accident. Police say that the truck has heavy damage to its front end.

The five occupants of the Sentra were all injured in the crash and were transported to local hospitals to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

There are a growing number of hit-and-run accidents in New York due to a loophole in state law that allows a drunk driver who flees the scene of an accident to receive a lesser punishment than if caught while intoxicated. Legislators are working on a bill that would make the punishment for hit-and-run offenses similar to drunken driving violations.

The New York Auto Accident Attorneys with William Mattar Injury Lawyers tell motorists to collect as much information as you can in the moments after an accident. You never know how or when that information may become vital.