TROY, N.Y. - Emergency responders are on the scene of Route 7 in Troy where a 19-year-old woman and her 4-year-old daughter were struck by a vehicle while crossing the street.
Troy Police Captain Cooney says the adult, Sarah Bingham of 8th Street in Troy, and her 4-year-old child were struck by one vehicle while crossing Hoosick Street at 10th Street at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday. It is unclear if they were walking in a crosswalk or the roadway.
The driver, 30-year-old John Coleman of Clifton Park, has remained on scene and is cooperative with state police accident investigators, Cooney says.
Both the woman and child have been transported to Albany Medical Center. The child is said to be in critical condition but is expected to survive. Bingham's injuries appear to be less serious and she is in stable condition.
State Police were called in to assist as Hoosick Street, Route 7, is a state highway.
Witnesses tell police it looked like the driver had the right of way, but the accident remains under investigation by State Police.
Coleman has not been charged or ticketed at this time.
it was a very sad scene here where the mom and daughter were hit by the SUV, after they were taken to the hospital remnants of this tragedy remained, a bag of groceries and a sneaker we're still in the roadway ...
Troy police say witnesses have been crucial in determining what happened.
"Giving us information as far as the position of the pedestrians at the time of the accident," said Captain Cooney.
Police do not know yet who had the right of way but it was the actions of an off duty firefighter that had Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia especially thankful.
"He was there at Stewart's actually having coffee and he saw the accident and was able to administer CPR to this young lady," said Rosamilia.
Troy firefighter Jason Lucey didn't hesitate and sprang into action.
"This may have saved her life so we're very proud of what he had done. He stepped right up," said Rosamilia.
Route 7 is now back open.
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