[UPDATE] Port Chester Pedestrian Struck by Car on Westchester Avenue

Woman, 30, hit by SUV as she crosses the street.

A pedestrian was struck and injured this morning while crossing Westchester Avenue in downtown Port Chester.

The woman, a 30-year-old Port Chester resident, was assisted by Port Chester police officers and emergency medical personnel.

Police said the woman suffered a leg injury and was taken to Greenwich Hospital for treatment. The woman's husband told police that his wife was recovering from the incident.

The woman was struck by an SUV driven by a 73-year-old Stamford, CT, resident. Police said no tickets were issued in connection with the incident and that the driver's view of the pedestrian may have been obstructed by a passing bus.

Joan Grangenois-Thomas October 18, 2012 at 04:28 PM
It's a wonder more people aren't struck as they try to navigate the streets in Port Chester. Has anyone ever tried to walk across the three-way intersection at King, Willett, Pearl? You take your life in your hands because the crosswalk signs always read "Don't Walk." Fortunately for me, I know the patterns of the lights, but for anyone who doen't - watch out!
Silvio V. Buccieri October 18, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Hey'' what do you want"' this is Port Chester and not Greenwich ct., Rye city, or Rye brook. IT IS ONE BIG MESS.
Bart Didden October 18, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Joan, The crossing lights should work if the button is pushed on the pole. lease try that and e-mail me if it still does not work then. Thanks
Ray Rodriguez October 18, 2012 at 06:27 PM
I live in Greenwich and when I do come to Port Chester pressing the button to cross does not work. One of the buttons to cross over to the movie house doesn't work. And the way people drive in Port Chester is another reason that lady got hit.
PC Native October 18, 2012 at 06:36 PM
The incident may have happened in Port Chester but looks like a crazy Connecticut driver (prob a mom from Greenwich drinkin a latte and not paying attention) behind the wheel of a gas-guzzling Yukon Denali hit the pedestrian.
Virginia Acevedo October 18, 2012 at 06:38 PM
That crossing is the worst! You press the button and wait and wait for walk sign , I always wait but some people don't , very dangerous crossing!
Edward Andrews October 18, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Maybe if they got all the lights on Main St. to work together, it would keep people from getting frustrated about stopping at every corner and slow people down.
Concerned View October 18, 2012 at 08:32 PM
The intersections of Weschester Ave/ Rte1 and Westchester Ave/ Abendroth are truly nightmares and should be designated as pedestrian deathtraps. The King/Pearl/Willet is also problematic but not as scary like the other two. Would love the local newspaper to time how long it takes to walk around these intersections using the equipment and signals provided - and whether they had any close calls. See if the Board can improve those times within 12 months. That said, there is a significant % of the local populations that have no understanding of pedestrian crosswalks. Would love for the police to enforce (the dreaded e word) the proper way to cross a street. Perhaps 20 officers with bullhorns, whistles and lots and lots of tickets on a Saturday, standing on the double yellow line of Westchester Ave from the Library to Rte1, or Rte 1 from Westechester Ave to Mill. Thank God the woman wasn't killed.
Nummy October 18, 2012 at 09:27 PM
WOW!, if you would of said New York instead of Connecticut, i would of thought you were talking about my wife
PC Native October 19, 2012 at 01:38 AM
The police booth should be reinstalled at Main and Lower King Sts. and Westchester Ave intersection. That officer (an auxiliary cop would even work) should direct traffic, assist pedestrian crossings and instill a police presence downtown to coincide with the bicycle cop patrol.
Ceasar October 19, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Mr. Revas (sp) has been complaining to the board and the police chief about this for the longest time. Are you all listening now?!?!?!?!?!?
niecey October 19, 2012 at 12:34 PM
This is the worst street ever. The lights are not correct. It says DON'T WALK forever. Drivers just keep on going. I guess pedestrians do not have the right of way. Fix the damn Walk And Don't walk sign!!! I cross this street often and I just run
American Woman October 19, 2012 at 01:20 PM
The problem is not that the pedestrian cross doesn't work, it's that when the light is on for people to cross the street the drivers have arrows to turn. That's what makes it dangerous. The people are supposed to walk and the cars with a green arrow are supposed to go at the same time. It is like that all over New York. In Greenwich, all traffic stops and the people cave 20 or 30 seconds to cross the street. That is what needs to be corrected.


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