04 January 2021
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander

On January 2, 2021 at approximately 2:20 p.m. state police from the Ellenville barracks responded to Whitfield Avenue in Accord for a report of a car/pedestrian hit and run. Upon arrival, troopers observed an unconscious male laying approximately eight feet off of the west shoulder off the roadway. The male was identified as George Barley, age 62 of Accord. Troopers were assisted at the scene by Accord Kerhonkson First Aid Squad and the Accord Fire Department. Mr. Barley was unconscious and breathing. He appeared to be suffering from head and leg injuries. He was transported to Westchester Medical Center via helicopter.
Initial investigation revealed that Mr. Barley was walking with his wife when she observed a gray sedan driving south on Whitfield Road at a high rate of speed. The vehicle struck her husband and continued to travel south on Whitfield Avenue. The unknown vehicle will have front end damage. This is an ongoing investigation. State police are asking anyone who was in the area at that time and may have witnessed the accident or the vehicle before or after the accident to contact the state police at Ellenville at 845-626-2800.

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