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Man hit while crossing street on Central Ave.

A man was hit yesterday afternoon while trying to cross the street in the Central Avenue and New Karner Road area after getting off the bus.

According to a Colonie police report, Seth Giardenelli, 26, of Albany was crossing the avenue from the South side to the North side. He got off a CDTA bus and was jogging across the street while wearing large headphones when he was struck by a car drive by Benita Lindsay-Jordan, 57, of Niskayuna in the turn lane, police said witnesses reported. He was not in a designated crosswalk when the incident occurred.

Giardenelli was taken to Albany medical Center by Colonie EMS to be treated for several lacerations on his face after hitting the windshield of the car. His injuries are not considered to be life threatening, according to the report. Police said Lindsay-Jordan was not injured during the crash."

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