Police look for Help in Car vrs Pedestrain Hit and Run Accident

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New Paltz Police Department
Joseph A. Snyder, Chief
83 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: 845-255-1323
Fax: 845-255-1544

New Paltz Police Department
Press Release
For Immediate Release
Date of Release: Thursday, May 18, 2017

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

At approximately 04:30 a.m. on Sunday May 7th, 2017, New Paltz Police 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.

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