Elderly man in critical condition after Wednesday morning crash

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – An elderly man is in serious condition after a bad crash in Colonie Wednesday morning.

Police say the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when the driver of a red Nissan was making a left turn into the Exit 5 ramp onto the Northway and was struck by a silver Lexus.

The elderly driver, 79-year-old Gordon Putnam, driver of the Nissan, was transported to the hospital and is in critical condition. The driver of the other car was treated for a possible broken arm.

Police say there is no indications drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.

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