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Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Denison Parkway

Jeff Smith
jsmith@the-leader.com
City police and AMR ambulance responded to an incident at 1:22 p.m. Friday where a female pedestrian was struck by a Toyota Highlander while crossing a crosswalk on Denison Parkway, near Pine Street.

CORNING - A female subject driving a Toyota Highlander struck a 22-year-old woman crossing southbound on Denison Parkway shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday, near Pine Street, injuring the pedestrian.

“A westbound vehicle stopped in the driving lane (on Denison Parkway near Pine Street) to yield to the pedestrian,” said Corning Police Chief Jeff Spaulding. “Another westbound car in the passing lane failed to yield to the pedestrian and clipped the pedestrian and knocked her to the ground.”

Spauding said people quickly stopped to help the pedestrian.

“The operator of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian stopped to help the pedestrian,” Spaulding said. “The pedestrian is being checked out (at the scene) by AMR ambulance and she will likely be going to the Corning Hospital for a complaint of leg and hip pain.”

Spaulding said no charges have been leveled at this point against the driver.

“Patrolmen are still investigating the incident,” Spaulding said. “But it looks and appears, preliminary, that the vehicle operating westbound in the passing lane failed to yield to the pedestrian that was in the crosswalk. But no tickets have been issued as of yet.”

In late 2019, the state Department of Transportation installed several awkwardly named - rectangular rapid flashing beacons - on Denison Parkway, where motorists see flashing yellow lights at a crosswalk informing drivers to be cautious for walkers and bikers. The crosswalk on Denison Parkway, near Pine Street, is one of the few if not the only crosswalk on the heavily used street that a rectangular rapid flashing beacon was not installed.