Possible charges won't be mulled till accident reconstruction report is filed

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The crosswalk where Cindy Aspinall, inset, was killed on Dec. 30. (Courtesy photos)

ROCHESTER - The decision on whether or not charges are forthcoming in a pedestrian fatality that occurred last month won't be made until police and prosecutors get a chance to view the report from an accident reconstruction team, police said on Tuesday.
Fifty-seven-year-old Cindy Aspinall was killed when a southbound vehicle crashed into her mobility scooter as she sought to traverse Columbus Avenue in the crosswalk near Kentucky Fried Chicken around 1:55 p.m. on Jan. 30.
Rochester Police Capt. Andrew Swanberry, the department's public information officer, said the report by the Strafford County Technical Accident Reconstruction Team has still not been received.
The TAR team studies and makes finding on all the logistics of serious, including fatal crashes in the county.
Swanberry said once they have received the report a determination will be made. He said as of today no charges have been filed.
The City Council last month approved rapid flashing beacons in the crosswalk that are expected to be in place in a few months.
They are similar to those in place outside Lilac City Grille on North Main Street. The cost will be around $20,000, City Councilor Dana Berlin said.
Anyone who witnessed the accident is encouraged to contact the Rochester Police Department at (603) 330-7128.

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