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Elderly woman struck by vehicle on Glenwood Boulevard

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    An elderly woman was struck by a Nissan taxi on Glenwood Boulevard in Hudson about 7 p.m. Wednesday, a city fire official said.
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    Police are investigating the cause of a crash in which an elderly woman was struck by a Nissan taxi at about 7 p.m. on Glenwood Boulevard in Hudson.
August 29, 2018 09:19 pm Updated: August 30, 2018 06:26 pm

HUDSON — An elderly woman was injured when she was struck by a vehicle on Glenwood Boulevard on Wednesday, police said.

The crash happened around 7:34 p.m. near 29 Glenwood Boulevard.

The woman, Louise Ryder, 85, suffered head and leg pain and was taken to Albany Medical Center by Greenport Rescue Squad, according to a news release from the Hudson Police Department.

Ryder is expected to recover and return home, according to police.

The driver of the vehicle, Ricard Wise, 63, of Hudson, was unhurt, Hudson Fire Chief Anthony DeMarco Jr. said at the scene.

Wise, who was driving a white 2012 Nissan taxi, was driving west when he struck Ryder. An investigation found that Wise was driving at or below the speed limit of 30 mph.

A crash reconstruction unit from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was on the scene at about 8:30 p.m.

No tickets were issued and the crash remains under investigation, police said.

The crash comes less than a week after Hudson police, as part of a special patrol, educated drivers and pedestrians about safety.

To reach reporter Amanda Purcell, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2500, or send an email to, or tweet to @amandajpurcell.