Accident leaves pedestrian injured

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A car involved in a crash on North Perry Street on Thursday is seen surrounded by Johnstown police officials. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

JOHNSTOWN – A 39-year-old female pedestrian was struck by a car and badly injured this morning on North Perry Street, city police investigator Jim Rodecker said today.

Police today were investigating a one-vehicle accident in which the pedestrian was injured and was evacuated near the scene by medical helicopter.

Rodecker said the woman was flown to Albany Medical Center.

The accident occurred at about 10:45 a.m. today on North Perry Street, just north of the Midway Grill.

Rodecker said the woman was walking southbound when she was struck by a car. Her condition was unavailable this afternoon.

Scanner reports indicated the person was unconscious and flown from nearby JAVAC headquarters to Albany.

A black car with right side damage was stopped and at the scene after crashing into a sign. A power pole was also down because of the accident.

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

Rodecker said the state police accident reconstruction team was at the scene this afternoon.

More on this story will appear later online and in Friday’s print edition.

By Paul Wager

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