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Carmel woman seriously injured in hit and run


Emergency responders assist the victim by transferring her from an ambulance
to medivac helicopter in downtown Carmel.

CARMEL – A Carmel woman attempting to cross Route 52 in Carmel in front of T&J Auto Service just south of the Shop-Rite Plaza was rundown by a vehicle Thursday night that sped away and fled the scene.

The victim, identified only as a 69-year-old resident of Carmel, suffered numerous broken bones as well as head injuries and internal trauma and was rushed by a medivac helicopter to Westchester Medical Center where she was admitted to intensive care.

Carmel Police are investigating the crash with the assistance of the Putnam Sheriff’s Office.

The incident took place around 5 p.m. at the height of the evening rush hour when authorities said a blue colored Volvo struck the woman and took off. Police shut down Gleneida Avenue near the crash site resulting in massive traffic tie-ups along the main artery in the county seat.

Police Chief Michael Cazzari has asked anyone witnessing the tragedy or with information that could assist police locate the driver of the hit and run vehicle to contact Carmel Police at 845-628-1300 where all calls will be kept confidential.

Also assisting at the scene were members of the Carmel Fire Department under the command of Assistant Chief Matt Lubera, members of the Carmel Fire Police, Putnam Assistant Commissioner of Emergency Services Robert Lipton and a representative of the Bureau of Emergency Services.



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