Car Crash in Schenectady Wipes Out Porch, SUV and Hydrant
A driver in Schenectady lost control of his vehicle on Thursday morning, taking out a front porch, and SUV, and a fire hydrant in the process.
According The Daily Gazette, the driver of the vehicle was drunk and the accident took place on Albany street at 3:37am (April 19). The driver of the vehicle was treated at Ellis Hospital for minor injuries. The front seat passenger was taken to Albany Medical Center with a broken arm while the other passengers suffered minor injuries according to police. All were sent to the hospital. The vehicle was traveling at a high speed according to surveillance cameras in the area when it jumped a curb crashing into a resident's front porch and hitting an SUV and fire hydrant. Photos from the accident show Schenectady firefighters at the scene working to free a passenger from the car and other photos show some of the damage that occured. You can view several of the accident photos here.
While the accident is still under investigation, the driver of the vehicle faces a number of charges including reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. The driver was processed and turned over to Colonie police on an unrelated warrant.