Geddes ? A young girl from Hannibal was rushed to the hospital sustaining critical injuries following a car/pedestrian accident that is now under investigation by the Onondaga County Sheriffs.

It was around 6:30 oclock in the evening of Saturday when the office of the sheriff answered a call of an accident that took place at the corner of South Terry Road and West Genesee Street in Geddes Town.

According to the authorities, pedestrian Maja Files, age 16, was about to cross against the green light at West Genesee Street when she trod into the path of an oncoming car.

Files fell and was discovered in the roadway, semi-unconscious. The teener was immediately transported to the Upstate University Hospital suffering from head injury. The doctors diagnosed her condition as critical but she remained in stable condition.

Preliminary inquiry did not point to speed or alcohol as factors in the crash. But investigation continues.

Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a 16-year-old girl was critically seriously injured last Saturday night when she was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street.

According to Detective Jon Seeber said that at around 6:30 oclock that evening, Maja Files, resident of Sunrise Drive, Hannibal, was walking with a friend and about to cross West Genesee Street. The duo was going southward, a path against a green traffic light when Files walked into the path of a Toyota Scion going east. The driver was identified as Rickey Hawkins, age 54, resident of Manchester Road, Geddes.

Solvay Fire Department, Rural Metro Ambulance and Sheriffs deputies were immediately on the scene. Files remained semi-conscious at the corner of South Terry Road and West Genesee Street.

The victim was rushed to Upstate University Hospital with a critical head injury; however, doctors claimed it was not life-threatening and she remained in stable condition.

Driver Hawkins was not injured, but was evaluated at the scene.

Due to the accident, the lane eastbound West Genesee Street was closed including South Terry Road and the Route 5. After the deputies concluding their prelim investigation, the lanes were reopened for traffic.

Pedestrians and bicyclists experienced great risk as they share the road with cars, trucks and other motor vehicles. Although traffic laws required that walkways are in place for pedestrian to reduce these risks, but far too often, pedestrians are seriously injured or killed when hit by a vehicle.

According to statistics, official numbers indicated that in 2011 alone, there were more than 4,432 people killed as a result of a pedestrian versus vehicle accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that there is an increase in the number of deadly pedestrian accidents. This fact must be considered? a serious issue.

Accident victims have rights. If you were injured in an accident, contact experienced?accident attorney now for free consultation. He will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

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