A speeding motorist was ticketed after striking and injuring a young pedestrian in a dangerous crosswalk on Denison Parkway in Corning Tuesday afternoon. The boy suffered back and pelvis injuries and was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Police did not release any information on the boy’s condition, but we hope he makes a speedy and full recovery!
Corning City Police Lt. Richard Swan said the driver of a sport-utility vehicle, an unidentified 19-year-old woman, was ticketed for Failure to Exercise Due Care to Avoid a Collision with a Pedestrian and Speed Not Reasonable or Prudent.
The careless driver was driving too fast less than a mile from the boy’s school, the Alternative School for Math & Science, AND shortly after 4:30 p.m., at a time when students are walking home from school.
Corning Police Sgt. Andrew T. Frisbie talked to the news media Tuesday after the crash: “He was crossing (Denison Parkway) from the south side heading north. We do not know the substance of the injuries. He was complaining of some hip injuries and back injuries.”
He was walking across four lanes with several friends, police said, when he was struck near Corning City Hall and the Pearl Street intersection by the motorist!
The boy was transported by American Medical Response Ambulance to Guthrie Corning Hospital in East Corning and later moved to a helicopter landing zone in Campbell, where he was airlifted to Rochester.
Corning police interviewed the driver and four other students who were walking near the boy when he was struck. Corning Police Chief Jeff Spaulding said the investigation continues.
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