SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police said a Schenectady man struck three pedestrians, two fences, and a home before fleeing the scene of the accident. One of the victims was a 36-year-old woman who is five months pregnant.
“In the course of that, he hit not only the individual he was aiming for, his friends as well,” Schenectady Police Lt. Mark McCracken said. “Then proceeded to drive up the lawn and onto the sidewalk striking a 36-year-old city resident seriously injuring her.”
“It was like chaos,” resident Cynthia Farmer said. “Everyone was just running all over the place.”
In the immediate aftermath of the incident, neighbors said they were just trying to process everything because it happened so fast.
“This is the after effect,” Farmer said. “I was more worried about her and her unborn child because they said she was pregnant.”
Thompson is facing a slew of felony charges and is being held in city lock up and will be arraigned in city court later on Friday morning.