Pedestrian hurt then cited after early morning accident

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ROCHESTER - A pedestrian was struck and then cited for crossing the street against a signal early today.

The incident occurred around 4:45 a.m. at the intersection of South Main Street. and Columbus Avenue when police say Angela Davis, 34, of Rochester, began walking across Columbus Avenue from the sidewalk near the China Palace against a pedestrian signal. Meanwhile, Anna Schaefer, 27, of Rochester, had just started from a stop light on Columbus Avenue traveling southbound. She did not observe Davis, who was wearing a camouflage top and blue jeans, or a companion until they were in her lane of travel.

She attempted to swerve to avoid Davis and her walking companion but struck Davis with her mirror. Davis subsequently fell to the ground. She complained of elbow and ankle pain and was subsequently transported to Frisbie EMS. Schaefer remained at the scene where she cooperated with the investigation.

After a brief investigation Davis was issued a summons for a pedestrian violation for crossing against the signal.

The conditions at the time of the collision included a light rain and darkness.

The Rochester Police Department said in a press release pedestrians should wearing light-colored, reflective and/or retroreflective while walking during nighttime hours and that obeying signals at crosswalks is just as important to help prevent an accident.

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