A 2016 New York State initiative cited more than a thousand pedestrian accidents in Albany County alone. More recently, a national survey reported fatal pedestrian accidents are at the highest rate since 1990.

A state Department of Transportation official says:

“New York has made pedestrian safety a priority. As part of the Governor’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, more than 850 pedestrian crossing locations have already been upgraded to improve safety. These investments, as well as enhanced efforts to crack down on lawbreakers and educate the public, make our streets safer and promote more walkable communities across New York State.”

This all coming after three pedestrian accidents in the Capital Region this week, one of which was fatal.

Colonie Police are currently investigating an accident from Thursday morning that sent 65-year-old Gerald Buchanan to Albany Medical Center with a serious head injury.