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Purdys Pedestrian Struck, Killed Friday In North Salem

Purdys resident William Geller died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a car while walking Friday afternoon on Route 22.
Purdys resident William Geller died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a car while walking Friday afternoon on Route 22. Photo Credit: Katherine Pacchiana

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Purdys resident William Geller, the pedestrian who was struck by a car on Route 22 in North Salem Friday afternoon , died Friday night after being transported to Danbury Hospital’s Trauma Center, New York State Police said.

The accident occurred around 2:45 p.m. Friday, when Richard Bertram, an 88-year-old Somers resident, struck Geller with his 2005 Chevrolet Impala.

Geller, 47, was walking north on the northbound side of Route 22 on the roadway’s edge with his back to traffic, police said.

Bertram, traveling north as well, was rounding a curve in the roadway when he struck Geller from the rear, police said.

Croton Falls Volunteer Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene and found Geller with no pulse. Emergency workers were able to restore his pulse and rush him to the hospital, police said.

The New York State Police also responded to the scene, along with the North Salem Police.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is requested to contact investigator James Stirple with the State Police Somers Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 914-277-3651.