COLONIE – A pedestrian seriously injured in a Monday evening crash was identified Wednesday as a Schenectady resident.
David Madden Jr., 31, of Schenectady was struck and seriously injured just before 8 p.m. Monday evening in front of the Dollar General store at 1935 Central Ave., Route 5, police said.
Madden suffered major trauma and had not regained consciousness by Wednesday. He also had no identification on him. Police then turned to the public to help identify him, releasing a screen shot of his phone’s home screen to generate tips.
Police received numerous calls identifying the man. A family member then positively identified him and contacted Albany Medical Center, police said.
Madden attempted to cross Route 5, not in a crosswalk, when he was struck by a sedan. The driver immediately stopped and called 911, police said. Police Wednesday identified the driver as Anthony Austria, 33, of Albany.
“The Colonie Police Department would like to thank all the members of the public who took the time to provide information on this incident,” police said in a release.