NISKAYUNA, N.Y. -- Police say a man has died from his injuries after being hit by a car in Niskayuna Wednesday night.

Officials say it happened around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday as the man was trying to cross State Street near Balltown Road.

Police say the victim, 67-year-old Garry Cognetti, was not in a crosswalk and was hit by a car in the westbound lane. 

Cognetti was rushed by ambulance to Ellis Hospital where he later died.

Police say that's a busy section of the road. 

"Anytime you have a five lane highway, and you introduce pedestrians to it, there's always an added danger to the road," said Deputy Chief Michael Stevens, Niskayuna Police Department.