Pedestrian taken to hospital by Mercy Flight after being struck by vehicle in Batavia


BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – One person has been issued multiple traffic tickets after a Jeep struck a pedestrian Tuesday morning in Batavia.

Batavia Police say the crash happened at 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of East Main Street and Swan Street.

According to witnesses, the pedestrian had the right of way and was walking in the crosswalk across East Main Street.

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The Jeep was making a left turn from Ross Street onto East Main Street and failed to yield to the pedestrian in the crosswalk, striking them.

The pedestrian was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries and admitted to the ICU.

The Jeep’s operator was issued tickets for the following:

  • Failure to Yield Right of Way to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk
  • Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent
  • Failure to Exercise Due Care
  • Improper Left Turn
  • Driver’s View Obstructed
  • Uninspected Motor Vehicle

The Batavia Police Department has not named the Jeep’s driver or the pedestrian or given any additional information about either as of 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Kaley Lynch is a digital reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2017. See more of her work here.

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