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Woman killed crossing Nott St.

Pedestrian, 75, hit by vehicle near Niskayuna Co-op

Niskayuna Police reconstruct the accident scene where a pedestrian was struck crossing Nott Street in front of the Niskayuna Co-Op on Monday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Niskayuna Police reconstruct the accident scene where a pedestrian was struck crossing Nott Street in front of the Niskayuna Co-Op on Monday afternoon.
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An elderly Niskayuna woman was killed Monday afternoon as she crossed Nott Street near the Niskayuna Co-op, town police said. The woman, identified as 75-year-old Ellen Fogarty, was hit just after 12:30 p.m. as she crossed Nott Street west of the intersection with Balltown Road, from a parking lot to the shopping plaza that includes the co-op. She crossed in the area of a crosswalk and investigators were speaking with witnesses to confirm whether she ...


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jonw757
October 8, 2013
8:12 p.m.

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Another great reason why after 65 you take a road test once a year. You are a danger to others.

Hey, I guess they're right. Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. I'll be right back. Don't you go dying on me!

DRMIKECASLER
October 8, 2013
9:51 p.m.

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One takes their life in their "feet" at this crosswalk. Many drivers fail to pedestrians and most often are young drivers or those distracted with cell phones!!!

jjhehir
October 8, 2013
11:08 p.m.

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I was in the middle of the street with a child in my arms at that crosswalk, an the young driver just drove right by me. I sensed he wasn't going to stop, and he didn't.

tpherrmann
October 10, 2013
12:11 a.m.

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How about posting yellow, plastic bifold signs saying YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS IN X-WALK in the center of the roadway/x-walk.I see them used in many towns where it's the law.Being portable, they could also be posted in locations that are busy temporarily, such as outside church services.Theft or tampering should be monitored by video camera and punishable by restitution or significant community service.

robbump
October 12, 2013
2:11 p.m.

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Article reads: "She crossed in the area of a crosswalk and investigators were speaking with witnesses to confirm whether she was in the crosswalk at the time, police said"
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Are we to believe that had she been walking 1 foot outside the painted lines that it would not be considered "in the crosswalk"?
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As far as age, ability to drive, and road tests - computerized tests should be given to everyone yearly, and new roadtests upon renewing for all. Paid for by the applicant. What is the privilege of driving worth?

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