BATAVIA, NY (WIVB) – A 17-year-old pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle early Tuesday morning.
Just before 1:30 a.m., the Genesee County Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 call about a pedestrian accident on Clinton Street Road in Batavia.
Upon arrival, officers discovered an “unresponsive male juvenile” lying in the westbound lane. They say the juvenile appeared to have been struck by a gray 2008 Toyota RAV 4, allegedly driven by Garrett R. Mercurio, 18, of Batavia.
The juvenile has been identified as a resident of Aberdeen, Scotland.
The teen appeared to have gotten out of a maroon 2007 Chevy Suburban in which he was a passenger, according to police.
Police said the Chevy was traveling eastbound on Clinton Street Road and the victim apparently crossed the roadway on foot and entered the westbound lane where Mercurio was traveling. While walking, he was hit by Mercurio, causing him to suffer serious injuries.
Mercurio and witnesses at the scene called 911 for help. Members of the Batavia Fire Department and Mercy EMS responded to the scene and provided medical care to the victim. He was transported from the scene by Mercy Ambulance and later transported to ECMC by Mercy Flight. The status of his condition was not immediately clear Tuesday afternoon.
The accident is being investigated.
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