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Amsterdam Police: Man faces endangerment count in crash that injured pedestrian

Robert L. Staley - Credit: Amsterdam Police Department (inset) File (background)

Robert L. Staley - Credit: Amsterdam Police Department (inset) File (background)

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AMSTERDAM – An Amsterdam man faces misdemeanor endangerment and other charges, accused of leaving the scene of a Friday afternoon crash that injured a pedestrian, police said.

The pedestrian was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of what police described as a leg injury.

Charged in the crash was Robert L. Staley, 49, of Elizabeth Street. He faces one count each of second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, misdemeanors.

The incident happened at about 3 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Bunn and Thomas streets, police said. Officers were dispatched there for a report of a car-pedestrian crash with injury. The car involved fled the scene.

The caller gave officers a detailed description of the vehicle and additional officers and detectives saturated the area to try and locate the vehicle, police said.

Police soon located the vehicle with the help of an eye witness as it traveled on Grant Avenue. Police stopped the vehicle without further incident and took the driver, identified as Staley, into custody.

Staley was also cited for violation unlicensed operator and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Staley was processed and released to appear in court later.

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