On September 12, 2016, NYS Troopers on patrol in the area of I-787 observed a black sedan speeding northbound and attempted to stop the vehicle. The operator, later identified as a 16-year-old male, attempted to run from the Troopers traveling at speeds over 95 mph. The suspect vehicle left the Interstate and continued into the City of Troy where it crashed into a utility pole at high rate of speed. The Troy Fire Department and EMS responded to the scene, where they treated two subjects with non-life threatening injuries. Both subjects were than transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital by the fire department ambulance. The operator was arrested and charged with unlawfully fleeing from police, reckless endangerment and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
– Fire News photo by Tom Heffernan