Thruway traffic slowed after pedestrian reportedly struck

A person was reportedly struck by a semi truck along the westbound lane of Interstate 90 on Thursday.

One lane of westbound traffic was closed near Silver Creek due to the incident, which was reported around 3:30 p.m. and occurred between Allegany and Hanover roads on I-90.

A medical helicopter was requested to the scene.

It’s not known how or why a person was on the Thruway at the time. A fire official told county dispatch that the victim had been struck by a semi.

Photographs posted to social media showed a line of vehicles, including several large trucks, at the Silver Creek exit.

More information regarding the incident was not available by press time Thursday.


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