Pedestrian struck by car

Johnstown police look northward toward the scene of an accident that occurred late Thursday morning on North Perry Street. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

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

Identities of the sole driver and pedestrian victim weren’t released by police.

Police investigated 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. Thursday on North Perry Street, near the Midway Grill.

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

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

A black car with extensive windshield, side window and right side damage was stopped and at the scene after crashing into a sign. A power pole on North Perry Street 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 Thursday afternoon.

Mary Taglialatela of North Perry Street, who watched the police investigating, said motorists often drive too fast on her street and sometimes aren’t paying attention. The speed limit is 30 m.p.h.

“I think people go through 55 m.p.h.,” Taglialatela said. “I’ve noticed people texting.”

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

By Patricia Older

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