Skateboarder in critical condition after weekend accident


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Utica Police have released the names of the victim and driver from a serious car/pedestrian crash in Utica late Saturday night.

The victim is David Howard, 22, of Utica. He is in critical condition at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Authorities say Howard was riding a skateboard on Burrstone Road around 11 p.m. When he was hit by a car driven by Lori Hallenbeck, 55, of Vernon. Police say Hallenbeck was attempting to turn from Burrstone Road onto Sunset Ave when she struck Howard.

She has not been ticketed.

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