Fred Stabbert III | Democrat
State Police troopers and BCI Investigators were on the scene of a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Bridge St. and Lower Main St. in Callicoon Monday afternoon. The bookbag of the victim, Judy Feldman of Long Eddy, is visible at right.
Police still seeking witnesses in Callicoon hit-and-run
Story by Fred Stabbert III
CALLICOON August 2, 2013 A Long Eddy woman was seriously hurt Monday afternoon when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing Bridge St. in the hamlet of Callicoon.
State Police in Liberty and BCI investigators raced to the scene of the 4:15 p.m. accident and were on hand for nearly four hours gathering information.
“There is nothing new right now,” BCI Investigator Pat Golden said yesterday afternoon. “The victim [Judy Feldman] is still critical but stable.”
Police said the woman, 60, suffered a fractured skull in the hit-and-run accident.
She was flown to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla by LifeNet as the Hortonville Fire Dept. set up a landing area at the Delaware Community Center, just a half mile from the accident scene.
The Callicoon Fire Dept. and Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps responded to the accident scene, assisting the victim and setting up a perimeter around the accident site so the state police could continue its investigation.
At least half a dozen State Police officers and four BCI investigators responded to the scene, gathering information and interviewing passersby.
Police set up a roadblock on Tuesday afternoon at approximately the same time as the accident to try to see if anyone might have any information regarding the case.
“We hope somebody saw something,” BCI Investigator Golden said. “Please call the State Police in Liberty at 292-6600 and ask for the BCI.”
All information will be kept confidential.
It is believed that Feldman was going from the Bank of America parking lot on 3 River Rd. to the Delaware Free Branch Library when she was struck. A painted crosswalk connects the bank’s parking lot to the Lower Main Street sidewalk.
A book bag which she was carrying lay in the street for several hours while police reviewed the crime scene.
“This is a busy little intersection,” police said.
Feldman, who splits her time between NYC and Long Eddy, was a former senior reporter at Money Magazine for 16 years and has written extensively for other publications.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.