HOOSICK, N.Y. - State police have arrested a woman who is accused of leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident in the town of Hoosick that left a biker in critical condition.
Police say the accident happened early Monday morning when 37-year-old Becky Goodermote, from Hoosick Falls, allegedly struck the victim, 39-year-old Matthew Ratelle, from Petersburg, while he was riding his bike northbound on Route 22.
Ratelle was struck from behind by the vehicle which was also going northbound. Police say he was thrown into a grassy area about 30 yards from where he was struck, suffering massive head trauma despite wearing a helmet. He was transported to Bennington Hospital, then airlifted to Albany Medical Center, where he is currently in critical condition.
Police say Goodermote left the scene without contacting authorities. She was located when a concerned family member advised police that she had returned home Monday morning with extensive damage to her vehicle which she could not explain.
Goodermote was charged, at the time, with Leaving
the scene of a Serious Personal Injury Accident, Operating a vehicle
while impaired by drugs, Driving with a suspended registration and
Failure to use due care. She was arraigned and remanded to the
Rensselaer County Jail. Other charges are pending.
State Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the accident contact SP Brunswick at 518-279-4427.