COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Colonie police say a man was simply jogging on the sidewalk and then was run over by a truck, as that truck was pulling out to take a right.
The radio call said, “Albany Shaker Road and Troy Schenectady Road, all I got is a male subject run over by a truck at 11:18.”
That radio call was in response to 9-1-1 calls. One of them was made by an employee at Village Diner. A customer she says saw the horrific accident.
Colonie Police say Daniel Matus, 31, was jogging on the sidewalk headed west, when the driver of a black Dodge Ram, 54-year-old Robert Phillips, was making a right turn out of the Mobil Mart heading east and hit Matus.
“The jogger was struck and completely run over by the pickup truck,” Lt. Ken Pero said.
Lt. Ken Pero says the driver did not see Matus.
“The driver is, he’s shook up,” Pero said. “Alcohol and speed were not a factor in this crash.”
Matus was taken to Albany Medical Center with very serious injuries.
“When you’re making a right turn, you know, we all look left and sometimes we forget to look right to see if there’s anybody on the sidewalk, and you know, this may appear what happened here today,” Pero explained.
Colonie police are asking any witnesses who may have seen the accident to call them at (518)-783-2744.