Medina woman, 85, hit by car

Posted 31 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Orleans County Undersheriff Steven Smith

MEDINA – A Medina woman is hospitalized after being struck by a car this afternoon in the Town of Ridgeway.

The incident occurred at about 2:45 p.m., in the 10800 block of Telegraph Road (State Route 31-E). Marilyn E. Bell, 85, was crossing the highway in front of her residence, to retrieve the mail, when she was struck. She was transported by Medina Fire Department ambulance to Medina Memorial Hospital.

Bell was struck by a westbound 2012 Chevrolet sedan was operated by Jean P. Bruning, 79, of Middleport. Bruning was the sole occupant of her vehicle and she was not injured.

The on-scene investigation was conducted by Deputy J.W. Halstead, assisted by Deputy T.C. Marano, Lieutenant C.M. Bourke, Investigator D.E. Foeller Jr., and Chief Deputy T.L. Drennan.  The Ridgeway Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

The investigation by the Sheriff’s Office is continuing.