A 20-year-old was seriously injured after she was hit by a car while walking near Dutchess Community College.

On Wednesday around 5:20 p.m., the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit responded to a serious injury accident on Creek Road, in front of Dutchess Community College.

A preliminary investigation revealed a 2015 Mercedes Benz, driven by a 74 year-old female from Poughkeepsie hit a 20-year-old female from Red Hook who was walking in the cross walk near the college, police say.

The 20-year-old was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital and later transported to Westchester Medical Center, with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver was not injured, officials say.

The accident remains under investigation and anyone that may have witnessed the accident is asked to call the Traffic Enforcement Unit at 845-485-3680.

A section of Creek Road was detoured through the college parking lot, between Cottage Road and Pendell Road, for nearly three hours during the accident reconstruction.

Town of Poughkeepsie police were assisted by the Fairview Fire Department and Mobile Life Ambulance.

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