HALFMOON - Two crashes happened within minutes of each other Saturday morning and a car involved in a head-on crash matched the description of one believed to have hit a pedestrian and fled that scene moments earlier, Saratoga County Sheriff's officials said.
The pedestrian was taken to Albany Medical Center for serious injuries. Others involved were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.
The incidents began just after 9 a.m. when the driver struck the pedestrian on Route 146 in Halfmoon. The pedestrian was walking on the northern shoulder, headed west. The driver was headed west.
The second crash happened about seven minutes later on Grooms Road at the Interstate 87 overpass in Clifton Park. The occupants of the other car in the head-on crash were taken to Samaritan Hospital for treatment. The driver believed to have been involved in both crashes was taken to Albany Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation into the crash is continuing. Deputies did not release the names of those involved Saturday or Sunday, pending the investigation and notifications.
The sheriff's department was assisted by the state police, Clifton Park-Halfmoon EMS, the Clifton Park Fire Department, Vischer Ferry Fire Department and the West Crescent Fire Department.
The Saturday morning crashes followed an earlier hit-and-run that happened about 11 hours earlier at Route 146 and Old Plant Road and also involved a pedestrian. State police continue to seek a sedan in the Friday evening crash. That pedestrian suffered non-life-threatening injuries, state police said.