Albany police on the scene of serious accident on Watervliet Avenue


Watevliet Avenue accident in Albany (Kenneth Rader / NEWS10)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany police are on the scene at Watervliet Avenue near Garfield Place for a serious accident.

Public Information Officer Steve Smith says that, so far, their investigation shows that a sedan traveling northbound on Watervliet Avenue tried to pass a car on the right, but rear-ended a parked car.

A 59-year-old pedestrian from Albany in front of that parked car was hit. He sustained injuries to his lower body and is being treated at Albany Medical Center Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

Police say that two other victims were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They say it is a man and a woman, both are 37. Police say the 37-year-old man taken to the hospital was driving the vehicle that tried to pass on the right, hitting the parked car.

Smith says that Watervliet Avenue is closed from Livingston Avenue to Hunter Avenue. Drivers should seek alternate routes.

NEWS10 received an unconfirmed report that the accident pushed still another vehicle far up the street, adding to the chaos at the scene.

Police continue to investigate the crash.

This is a developing story. Stick with NEWS10 for more as it develops.

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