Man charged after two vehicles hit Niskayuna house

Two people were sent to the hospital, one of which had to be extricated from his vehicle, after two cars crashed into a home on Albany Street in Niskayuna on Friday, July 3, 2015. (Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer)Two people were sent to the hospital, one of which had to be extricated from his vehicle, after two cars crashed into a home on Albany Street in Niskayuna on Friday, July 3, 2015. (Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer)

NISKAYUNA — A Schenectady man faces several charges following an accident Friday afternoon in which two vehicles struck a house at Albany Street and Mohrhoff Avenue.

Niskayuna police say John Becker, 42, faces multiple vehicle and traffic charges, including driving at an imprudent speed, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, driving out of ignition interlock restriction, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident, but speed was, police said.

Becker was driving a 1992 Ford Ranger when he struck a car operated by Paul Avery of Schenectady, police say. Both cars then struck the occupied house. The people in the house were not injured and the house was not damaged, but both drivers had to be taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Avery had to be extricated from his car.

Niskayuna police are continuing to investigate.

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