Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

NEW PALTZ – The New Paltz Police Department is investigating a vehicle vs. pedestrian hit and run accident that occurred in the early morning of May 7, 2017.

Police said about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017, officers responded to two 911 calls reporting that a vehicle had struck a pedestrian and left the scene.

The accident occurred in the Southside Apartment complex parking lot located off of Southside Avenue in the Village of New Paltz.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The victim has since been released from the hospital but is continuing medical treatment for injuries sustained from the accident, said police.

The victim and several witnesses were walking in the Southside Apartment parking lot when a vehicle approached quickly from the rear of the complex.

According to police, the victim was struck by the front driver side area of the offending vehicle and knocked to the ground. The other witnesses at the scene did yell for the driver to stop. The vehicle is believed to be a dark colored sport utility vehicle that was last seen leaving the area towards Plains Road.

The New Paltz Police Department is asking anyone who may have information about this incident to call the New Paltz Police Department at 255-1323.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the offender from this incident. All calls will be kept confidential.


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