Oneonta Woman Hit on Lettis Highway Critically Injured
An Oneonta woman was taken to AO Fox Hospital in critical condition last night after being struck by a car while crossing Lettis Highway in the dark. At around 7:45 p.m., Oneonta Police responded to a 911 call and closed James F. Lettis Highway from the exit 15 off ramp of I88 to Main Street. It was reopened at 10:18 p.m.
The woman struck allegedly crossed the James F. Lettis Highway about 100 yards from the intersection of Main Street in Oneonta. Unable to stop in time, a male driver from Otego struck her with the front passenger side of his car and immediately stopped and got out of the car. A friend in the vehicle called 911.
The unidentified Oneonta woman was taken to Fox Hospital in critical condition. According to Police Chief Doug Brenner, the area where the woman crossed Lettis Highway was not a crosswalk area and is dimly lit.
The woman's name is being withheld, pending family notification. A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver was not impaired. The investigation is ongoing.