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September 24, 2018

Pedestrian Crossing Roadway in Geddes Struck by Vehicle


Town of Geddes, NY – Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reports that Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a car pedestrian accident that sent a 16-year-old Hannibal girl to University Hospital with serious injuries.

On March 8 at approximately 6:30, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car pedestrian accident at the intersection of West Genesee Street at South Terry Road in the Town of Geddes.

Deputies investigating the accident report that the pedestrian, Maja Files (16) of Sunrise Drive, Hannibal, was attempting to cross West Genesee Street with a friend in a south bound direction, against the green traffic light, when she walked into the path of an east bound Toyota Scion vehicle being operated by a Rickey Hawkins (54) of Manchester Road, Geddes.

Rescue personnel from the Solvay Fire Department and Rural Metro Ambulance responded to the scene where Files was discovered lying in the roadway semi-unconscious.

Files was rushed to Upstate University Hospital with a head injury and remains in serious but stable condition.

Hawkins was not injured in the accident, but was evaluated at the scene by medical personnel.

The posted speed limit on that stretch of West Genesee Street is 45 mph.

Speed nor alcohol were contributing factors in the collision, according to deputies.

The east bound lane of West Genesee Street was closed between South Terry Road and the Route 5 on ramp while members of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Team processed the scene.

The road has since reopened and the collision still remains under investigation.

One Response “Pedestrian Crossing Roadway in Geddes Struck by Vehicle”

  1. Bill Robinson
    March 9, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    While i feel for the victim here and send my very best thoughts to her and the family, i also feel sorry for the driver who had the right of way that has to deal with the image of this girl laying in the road and the guilt.

    At 16, you should know red means STOP!

    She is damn lucky she survived. Crossing against the light in a 45MPH zone on a major roadway like that, thank god it wasn’t worse.

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