posted on July 14, 2011 22:25
UPDATE (11:04pm): A BPD news release indicates that the female victim is 49-years-old and a resident of LeRoy.
One woman is being treated at Strong Hospital in Rochester tonight after a car-pedestrian accident in Batavia. Authorities said the unidentified woman may have been trying to harm herself.
Police Sergeant John Peck explained at the scene that a small sedan was headed westbound on East Main Street. An unidentified female pedestrian apparently stepped into the crosswalk near the intersection with Elm Street, and was struck.
"It appears that the vehicle had a green light," Sergeant Peck said. "She (the pedestrian) would have had the 'no-cross' signal in the crosswalk."
The woman reportedly complained of “pain all throughout her body” when medical personnel arrived.
Sergeant Peck says witness accounts from the scene may indicate a suicide attempt.
"A witness had said that she tried to go out in front of another vehicle, and was not struck," said Peck. "Then she returned to the crosswalk, and crossed in front of the second vehicle."
No charges have been filed as of this writing.
A similar incident had reportedly occurred earlier Thursday afternoon, near Batavia’s west side Rite Aid store. No serious injuries were reported then.
Police are consulting with the county Sheriff’s Deparment to see if the victim in both accidents may be the same woman. Batavia Police confirm today that the two incidents were separate occurrences with different victims.