Woman Sentenced for Causing Rochester Pedestrian Accident

by | February 6th, 2013

Feb. 6, 2013

A New York woman was sentenced last Tuesday for her involvement in a hit-and-run Rochester Pedestrian Accident. According to WHEC 10 News, the incident happened in November 2011, along Thurston Road in Rochester, New York.

Court documents show the victim was exiting her vehicle after parking along the street when she was struck by a vehicle and thrown onto the asphalt. The car never slowed and soon disappeared, leaving the victim alone with a broken leg and other injuries resulting from blunt force trauma.

The victim eventually received assistance and was taken to a hospital. The woman driving the car that struck the victim was eventually caught, and she admitted to being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. She also told investigators she was sending and receiving text messages on a cellphone in the moments leading up to the accident.

The motorist was sentenced to between two and seven years in prison, and will also have her license revoked for a year upon her release. She will then be required to have an ignition interlock system installed on any vehicle she drives once she receives her license again.

The Rochester Personal Injury Attorneys at William Mattar Law Offices know the dangers associated with engaging in behaviors like drunk or distracted driving, and ask that we each do our part to keep the state’s roadways safe by pledging to never commit either of these acts.