SCHENECTADY – A Tuesday morning crash sent one woman to the hospital and shut a street as the vehicle that caused the crash sheared off a utility pole.
The driver of that car then fled the scene on foot, but police detained him a short time later, a department spokesman said.
The crash happened just after 8 a.m. on Raymond Street, near Avenue B, police said.
Officers arrived to find a car had struck the utility pole and two unoccupied vehicles, police said.
Police also found a passenger in the vehicle, a 42-year-old woman, with what police described as a minor cut to her face.
Schenectady Fire Department paramedics tended to her at the scene and she was taken to Ellis Hospital for further treatment, police said.
Police caught up with the driver on Van Vranken Avenue, police said.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation. No charges or citations had been issued by mid-morning Tuesday, police said.
Raymond Street remained closed between Avenue A and Avenue B as crews worked to repair the pole, police said. It unclear when it would reopen.