Medina man seriously injured after being hit by car
Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess
SHELBY – A Medina man is hospitalized this morning with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a car Monday night in the Town of Shelby.
The incident occurred at about 9:45 p.m. in the 11400 block of Harrison Road. Christopher M. Caldwell, 37, had been a passenger in a 2003 Chevrolet 4-door sedan operated by Danielle E. Conrad, 38, of Irondequoit in Monroe County.
At some point the two got into a domestic dispute and Caldwell was dropped off on Harrison Road. Conrad drove off, but returned to pick up Caldwell a short time later. She apparently drove past him at one point, then drove down the road and turned around. During all this time they were conversing with each other by cell phone.
Conrad drove down Harrison Road a second time and this time she struck Caldwell. He was flown by Mercy Flight helicopter to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.
Conrad is charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with .08 percent (or more) Blood Alcohol Content, operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device, and vehicular assault 2nd degree (Felony). She will appear in Town of Shelby Court later this morning.
Shelby firefighters assisted at the scene and Medina Fire Department Ambulance transported Caldwell to the awaiting helicopter.
The incident investigation and arrest was conducted by Deputy D.J. Pahuta, with assistance from Sgt. G.T. Gunkler, Investigator S.E. Brett, Deputy T.N. Tooley, and Chief Deputy T.L. Drennan.