Fulton County

Pedestrian struck by car in Johnstown

Victim expected to service

A woman was airlifted to Albany Medical Center on Thursday after being struck by a vehicle in front of the Midway Grill in Johnstown, police said. 

The woman, Tonnia Johnson, 39, is expected to survive. 

Police responded to the incident on North Perry Street around 11 a.m., the Johnstown Police Department said in a press release. Upon arrival, police said they found a vehicle resting on the east side of North Perry Street and Johnson lying in a grassy area just north of the Midway Grill parking lot. 

Johnson was transported by JAVAC ambulance service to their headquarters, also on North Perry Street, where she was airlifted to Albany Medical Center. Hospital personnel told The Daily Gazette on Friday that Johnson is listed in fair condition. 

The driver of the vehicle, Mary Hart, 87, was taken to Nathan Littauer Hospital by family to be evaluated. 

An investigation found that Hart was traveling northbound on North Perry Street while Johnson was walking south on the west side of the street. 

“The vehicle while traveling north, failed to keep right as it approached the bend in the road, crossed the oncoming traffic lane and continued off the roadway striking the pedestrian,” Johnstown police said. “The vehicle continued north, struck a utility pole then crossed both lanes of traffic, coming to rest against a business sign in front of Auto World.” 

Police said the investigation is continuing. 

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