Brighton woman killed while walking her dog identified

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UPDATE (Jan. 29, 2022): Police on Friday identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a car backing out of the driveway in Brighton Thursday afternoon as 83-year-old Madeline Schreiber of Brighton.

The driver, Linda Petrosino, 40, of Brighton was uninjured and was ticketed for unsafe backing, said Brighton Police Chief David Catholdi. She will answer the charge in Brighton Town Court at a later date.

Both women were residents of Oakdale Drive, which is where the fatal crash occurred.


ORIGINAL STORY (Jan. 28, 2022): Brighton police are investigating a fatal crash on a residential road near Cobb's Hill Park.

An 83-year-old woman was walking her dog in the roadway near Oakdale and Mayflower drives, when she was struck and killed by a vehicle backing out of a driveway just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday, said Brighton Police Chief David Catholdi. The woman, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene, which is just south of Highland Avenue and Cobb's Hill Park.

The dog was not injured and was returned to the pedestrian's family, he said.

Catholdi said it appeared that the fatal collision was "just a tragic, tragic accident."

The driver, who was not injured, was cooperating with police, Catholdi said. It did not appear that drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, he said.

Catholdi urged drivers to use caution when backing up, to look around and to clear off any rear cameras before entering the car "because you never know what's behind you." He also urged for pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings, to wear bright colors when walking to become more visible to others.

Officers are investigating at the scene. Further details were not released.

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This article originally appeared on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Madeline Schreiber killed while walking her dog in Brighton NY

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