NISKAYUNA, N.Y. - Local police agencies are on alert to find the driver of a pick-up truck that authorities say crashed into a car on State Street in Niskayuna, injuring five people Tuesday evening.
Niskayuna police said three of those injured were children under 12-years of age.
The accident happened just before 7:50 p.m. at the intersection of Balltown Road and State Street, just near the Mohawk Commons shopping plaza.
According to Niskayuna police the car that was struck, a 2008 Nissan Sentra, was stopped at the red light at the intersection when it was rear-ended by the pick-up truck.
All five occupants, all women, were sent to area hospitals. None of their injuries are considered life threatening.
Police said the pick-up, which is reported to have sustained heavy damage to the front end, then fled the scene. It was last seen heading westbound on Schenectady's Albany Street.
The truck is described as being black or gray in color. The make of it is not known.
State Street, between Balltown and Niskayuna's Central Avenue, was closed to traffic for almost two hours while authorities investigated and cleared the scene.
NEWS10 ABC has learned that there were injuries, but a dispatcher with Niskyuna Police said the severity or exact number of those injuries are not known at this time.
Anyone who may have seen the pick-up truck is asked to call Niskayuna Police at 374-3159.