Young Girl Injured in Rochester Car Accident - Driver Runs Red Light

A Rochester car accident resulted in a 9-year-old child being injured. According to a preliminary investigation, a 2000 Chevy Blazer was traveling north on Salmon Falls Road when it struck a 1992 Toyota Camry. The collision occurred at the intersection of Highland Street and Salmon Falls Road on Sunday, February 7, 2010.

Police have reported that the driver of the Chevy, 51-year-old Ellen Daigle, ran a red light and hit the Camry, which was driven by 30-year-old Kenneth Smith. Smith’s 9-year-old daughter was a passenger in the car at the time of the crash.

The Chevy rolled over onto its roof, as a result of the impact. Frisbie Memorial Hospital EMS, police and firefighters responded to the crash.

Daigle and Smith did not suffer any injuries, but the young girl was injured. Fortunately, her injuries were reported as non life-threatening, according to police. It was reported that all of the occupants in the vehicles were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

Both vehicles were badly damaged and had to be towed from the scene of the accident. Diagle was cited for a traffic light violation.

Our thoughts go out to the Smith family, as we wish the young girl a speedy recovery.


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