Accident victim in‘fair’ condition

JOHNSTOWN — More information was released Friday by city police regarding Thursday’s auto-pedestrian accident on North Perry Street, including names of those involved.

Police said pedestrian Tonnia Johnson, 39, no address listed, was injured in the accident, which occurred at about 10:50 a.m. Thursday.

The Johnstown Police Department responded to a motor-vehicle accident involving the pedestrian in front of the Midway Grill on North Perry Street. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle resting on the east side of North Perry Street and Johnson lying in a grassy area just north of the grill parking lot.

Police said Johnson was transported to the Johnstown area Volunteer Ambulance Corps headquarters parking lot and then airlifted by medflight to Albany Medical Center.

A representative for Albany Medical Center said Friday that her condition was listed as “fair.”

After shutting down North Perry Street, with the assistance from Gloversville Police Department, the driver of the vehicle — Mary Hart, 87 — no address available — was taken to Nathan Littauer Hospital by family to be evaluated.

The scene was investigated by city police and state police’s Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Police said than an initial investigation revealed Hart’s vehicle was northbound on North Perry Street and the pedestrian was walking south on the west side of the street. Hart failed to keep right as her car approached the bend in the road, crossed the oncoming traffic lane and continued off the roadway, striking the pedestrian, a news release said.

The vehicle continued north, struck a utility pole then crossed both lanes of traffic coming to rest against a business sign in front of Auto World, police said.

The area of North Perry Street west of the Glove Cities Industrial Park was blocked off for several blocks while police investigated.

The investigation into the crash continued Friday.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

By Patricia Older

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