Thursday, 30 March 2023 12:34

BSCSD Student Struck by Vehicle on Ballston Ave

BALLSTON — A 14-year-old student was struck by a vehicle at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Monday on Ballston Avenue near the area of the Ballston Spa High School and Middle School complex, according to a press release by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.

The student was transported to Albany Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

The operator of the vehicle - a 2010 Ford Focus traveling in a northerly direction - remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation, according to authorities.

Neither the name of those involved in the incident, nor the health status of the 14-year-old student - who was a pedestrian, have been publicly released, and authorities say the investigation is “ongoing.”

Ballston Spa Central School District superintendent Dr. Gianleo Duca said in an email to community members that crisis teams were available at the Middle and High Schools on Tuesday for student counseling services.

Ballston Spa Mayor Frank Rossi, Jr. said in a Facebook post on Monday that he spoke with Ballston Town Supervisor Eric Connolly about increasing police coverage in the area, and asked parents to stop parking in the business lot across from the campus.

“The School District is trying mightily to reduce the need for crossing on Ballston Avenue, and we need to do what we can to work with them to help eliminate most unnecessary crossings, especially in light of today’s situation,” said Rossi.

The investigation into the collision is being conducted by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit, assisted by the UAS (drone) unit.

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