Pedes­trian struck, killed by po­lice ve­hi­cle chas­ing speed­ing car

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Po­lice say a man has died af­ter be­ing struck by a vil­lage po­lice cruiser that was pur­su­ing a speed­ing car in up­state New York.

Cobleskill Po­lice Chief Richard Bialkowski says two po­lice cars on rou­tine pa­trol spot­ted a speed­ing car in the Schoharie County vil­lage around 10 p.m. Fri­day and pur­sued it. Dur­ing the chase on slick, rainy roads, a man walked into the path of the lead pa­trol car, which struck him. Both po­lice cars stopped and of­fi­cers started CPR on the un­re­spon­sive man.

The pedes­trian was iden­ti­fied as 26-year-old Ger­ard Roldan III of Cobleskill. He was taken to a Cobleskill emer­gency room but didn’t sur­vive.

State po­lice and the Schoharie County District At­tor­ney’s of­fice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ac­ci­dent.

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