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Pedestrian struck on South Street in Auburn expected to make full-recovery

In an update from the Auburn Citizen, officials say the pedestrian struck in the City of Auburn late this week is expected to make a full-recovery.

The male pedestrian who was hit by a car Thursday night on South Street in Auburn was apparently no worse for wear after the accident, according to the Auburn Police Department. 

Jerrell Brooks was walking south on South Street around 7:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Swift Street when he was struck from behind by a mid-sized, four-door sedan operated by a 17-year-old girl police did not identify. Both the driver and a witness reported that the sedan was traveling between 20 and 25 mph. Police said snowbanks at the edge of the road were 3 feet high at time of the incident and that Brooks was wearing dark clothing. 

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Original Report


South Street in Auburn was closed in both directions, and during the evening were beginning accident reconstruction efforts after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

Emergency crews on-scene requested a helicopter, which prompted a response from Mercy Flight. According to the Auburn Citizen, Mercy Flight Central landed at the Holiday Inn a short time after it was called, and took off about 20 minutes later.



South Street was closed to traffic between Hamilton and Richardson avenues.

The Citizen also reports that Auburn Fire Chief Joe Morabito witnessed the crash and reported it to Cayuga 911. The victim’s condition and identity were not released by authorities.

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