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Pedestrian Struck, Injured By Vehicle In Oswego – Victim Identified

UPDATE:  The victim has been identified as Christopher LaLonde of Oswego, and an employee of the State University of Oswego.

Mr. LaLonde was walking his dog when he was struck by a 2001 Saturn sedan, driven by 34-year-old Jason Fredette, also of Oswego.

Fredette, as well as Mr. LaLonde’s dog, were not injured.

Mr. LaLonde suffered several broken bones and remains in a Syracuse area hospital, in stable condition.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

At this time police have not issued any tickets, and have determined that poor visibility due to dark, rainy weather was the major contributing factor.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BELOW

OSWEGO, NY – At about 7:19 p.m. today (Oct. 20), Oswego City Police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on State Route 104W at Sheldon Ave.

Upon arrival, police confirmed that a pedestrian male had been crossing State Route 104 West from Sheldon Avenue, at which time he was struck by a motor vehicle.

The Oswego City Fire Department responded, and the victim has been transported by helicopter to a Syracuse area hospital.

While the investigation is ongoing, at this time the accident does not appear to have been the result of any criminal activity, and night time visibility may have been a contributing factor.

Police have closed State Route 104 West between Fifth Avenue and Gregory Street, while they continue their investigation.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact police at 315-342-8120.