UPDATE 3/6: The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has narrowed down their search for a suspect vehicle in the hit-and-run on South Main Street and Church Street in Pittsford.
A 13-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle as she was crossing the street on February 5.
Police say that investigators have narrowed the suspect vehicle to a grey 2016 Toyota Camry SE with an after market sunroof and tint.
After striking the pedestrian, the vehicle sustained damage to the front passenger side. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 423-9300 or 911.
ORIGINAL: Mayor Robert Corby says a plan is in the works to make the Village of Pittsford safer for pedestrians and has been for a while.
“We have some safety problems. Some streets aren’t pedestrian friendly in the village and we’re looking at all of those issues to create a master plan to make this an entirely walkable community,” Corby said.
One of the spots on the list to fix is a crosswalk where 13-year-old Julia Demars was reportedly hit Sunday.
Rocky Greco’s hair salon caught what happened on their surveillance camera. In it, you can see a car hit her as she’s crossing the street. The driver then reportedly took off.
The owner said it’s horrifying, but this wasn’t the first time someone in the area has been hit.
“One of the hair dressers that works here, she was hit and injured as well a few years ago and I watched it. Luckily she wasn’t injured badly,” owner Rocky Greco said.
We asked Mayor Corby if Demar’s accident in the village is now pushing the issue to the top of their list.
“Everything was underway, but it certainly underscores the priority that this issue this is for the community. It’s nothing new; it’s not new information and it’s unfortunate that another person had to be hit to bring it to the forefront of the public’s awareness,” Mayor Corby said.
Corby said the changes will take time, though.
“The committee, the volunteer action committee, has been working for the last year. There’s been two public meetings so far. The consultant is working on a draft, which should available any day now.”
Meanwhile Demar’s family told us over the phone, she’s going to be ok.
Monroe County Deputies said they are still looking for the driver of the car that hit Demars.