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Dutchess Woman, 20, Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Mercedes Near DCC

A woman was struck by a driver on Creek Road in front of the Dutchess Community College.
A woman was struck by a driver on Creek Road in front of the Dutchess Community College. Photo Credit: Google Maps

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in the Town of Poughkeepsie are investigating a motor vehicle accident that left a 20-year-old woman hospitalized near the Dutchess Community College campus.

At approximately 5:20 p.m. on Thursday, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit were dispatched to Creek Road, in front of the college, where a pedestrian had been struck in the crosswalk.

According to police, their preliminary investigation determined that a 74-year-old woman from Poughkeepsie was driving her Mercedes south on Creek Road, while the pedestrian, from Red Hook, was crossing in the crosswalk from the west to the east side of the roadway when she was struck.

The pedestrian was transported to the MidHudson Regional Hospital and later transported to the Westchester Medical Center for treatment on serious, but not life-threatening injuries, police said. The driver sustained no injuries.

Police detoured motorists from a section of Creek Road for several hours through the college parking lot - between Cottage and Pendell Road - as the department reconstructed the accident at the scene. The Fairview Fire Department and Mobile Life Ambulance assisted first responders.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident can contact the Traffic Enforcement Unit at (845) 485-3680.

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