accident

The infamous “jump” that drew teen thrill-seekers for years on Hurst Road in Guilderland — to go well above the speed limit in hopes of getting their cars airborne — is being regraded to a “gentle slope,” said Highway Superintendent Steve Oliver this week.

Lawrence T. Staubach, who was 22, died on Oct. 2 when the SUV he was driving on Bozenkill Road in Altamont left the roadway and hit trees. He was alone in the car.

The Altamont fire chief said this morning he could not confirm if the person had been killed until the coroner arrived.

The neighborhood surrounding a state DOT garage in Voorheesville was jarred by an early-morning explosion caused by trucks that were on fire.

In Knox, a motorcycle carrying two people collided with a car at the intersection of Thompson’s Lake Road and Old Stage Road, leaving the motorcycle driver dead and his passenger injured.

GUILDERLAND — On Friday, Aug. 18, at about 11:47 p.m., Denise C. Johnsen of 60 Pheasant Run in Voorheesville crashed her vehicle in the area of 927 Altamont-Voorheesville Road, said Guilderland Deputy Police Chief Curtis Cox this week. A portion of the road was closed until about 10 a.m. the next day.

A car collided with a motorcyclist who had not stopped at an intersection at Route 443 in Clarksville, police say; the crash was minutes away from where emergency responders and police were stationed.

A Greenville man crashed his car in Westerlo early Wednesday morning, according to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.

The Department of Environmental Conservation oversaw cleanup to ensure neither accident polluted nearby bodies of water.

Guilderland Police closed off School Road in Guilderland Center from the firehouse to just past the entrance to the high school Thursday mid-morning after a car drove into a utility pole across from the school.

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