Pedestrian killed in motor vehicle accident on Route 28

Detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office report a fatal motor vehicle accident on State Route 28 in the Town of Ulster.

On December 21, 2021, at approximately 6:40 p.m., deputies responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on State Route 28 at the intersection with Forest Hill Drive. The preliminary investigation conducted by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police determined that a vehicle was traveling eastbound on State Route 28 when it struck a pedestrian crossing the roadway in the area of Motel 19. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the vehicle involved was not injured. At this time, the investigation is ongoing and the names of the parties involved are being withheld pending notification to next-of-kin.

Detectives were assisted by the New York State Police, New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit, Town of Ulster Police Department, Ulster Hose Fire Department and Mobile Life Support Services.

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  1. Lou Klepner

    This is the second fatal pedestrian collision at this intersection. On 9/6/2016 there was another fatality. It’s time to take a hard look at the pedestrian accommodations (or lack there of) on Route 28 heading West from Kingston. This is particularly important given the forthcoming Rupco development at the Quality Inn which currently lacks a safe way to walk or bike into Uptown.

    1. Dan Stone

      Couldn’t agree more, Lou — as a Kingstonite living just past this intersection off Hurley Mountain I pass it numerous times daily every time I’m out and constantly see people crossing in unsafe manners, and also walking over the overpass on 28, which seems quite dangerous also. Seems there must be a way to designate some roadway for folks to pass and a crosswalk.

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