BATAVIA – A Geneva teenager was taken to Delnor Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a car while crossing Fabyan Parkway in Batavia, police said.
Batavia police Detective Kevin Bretz said police responded to the area of Fabyan Parkway and Allen Drive at 3:21 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.
Bretz said the pedestrian, a 16-year-old boy, was taken to Delnor Hospital with unknown injuries. Chris King, spokesman for Delnor Hospital, said as of Thursday afternoon the teen still was being treated at Delnor.
Bretz said George Shutack, 56, of Wayne, was driving a 2008 Ford Escape east on Fabyan Parkway and was approaching Allen Drive in the outside lane closest to the curb.
According to reports, the teen was heading south across Fabyan Parkway near Allen Drive and was struck by Shutack’s vehicle in the outside lane.
Bretz said it’s possible Shutack didn’t see the pedestrian until it was too late because another vehicle was driving in the same direction on the inside lane close to Shutack’s vehicle, possibly blocking the view of the pedestrian.
Bretz said the driver of the car on the inside lane hit the brakes, causing Shutack to start braking.
“[Shutack] started braking, and by that time, the pedestrian was in his line of traffic,” Bretz said.
The speed limit in that area is 40 mph, Bretz said.
No citations had been issued as of Thursday, Bretz said, but the case still is under review.