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Ballston Spa motorcyclist injured in early Wednesday Colonie crash

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COLONIE – A motorcyclist from Ballston Spa was injured in an early Monday crash in Colonie, police said.

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Christopher Reed, 25, was taken to Albany Medical Center with multiple injuries but was stable later Wednesday morning, police said.

The crash happened at about 12:48 a.m. at the roundabout at Albany-Shaker and Maxwell Roads, police said.

Officers responded there and found Reed semi-conscious and the wrecked motorcycle on the lawn of a nearby residence, police said.

A witness told police the motorcycle was westbound on Albany-Shaker, traveling at a high rate of speed, when the driver moved into the eastbound lane, over the double-yellow lined, to pass a car, police said.

The motorcycle  then continued on the wrong  side of the road into the roundabout and struck the central island curbing, ejecting the driver.

Reed had no valid license and has 13 suspensions, each for failing to appear in court for traffic tickets, police said. He was also wanted by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office for misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation, police said.

Reed is expected to face traffic charges in the crash and police have not ruled out driver impairment, police said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Colonie Police at 518-782-2620.

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