posted on June 21, 2011 13:52
A young girl struck by a car while biking on West Main Street is expected to be okay today, after she was dragged and pinned under a vehicle pulling out of a parking lot.
13-years-old Emily Sherman is listed in stable condition at Strong Memorial Hospital this afternoon. Batavia Police Lieutenant Eugene Jankowski says Sherman was riding bikes with a friend on the sidewalk past Denny’s Restaurant at about 12:50pm this afternoon. At the same time, 23-year-old Erin George was exiting Denny’s driveway in her Ford Taurus.
George apparently never saw the girls riding, struck Sherman, and dragged both girl and bike into the roadway before stopping.
Lieutenant Jankowski says responders worked quickly to free Emily Sherman. She was Mercy Flighted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, likely as a precaution. Her friend was not hurt.
Traffic was diverted off of West Main Street for about a half-hour this afternoon.