Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Macedon Police Officer injured while sitting inside parked car

On Sunday (1/9) at 2:39 p.m. Macedon Police Officer David Demchuk responded to a two-car property damage accident at the curve on Route 350 near Scott Road. Although Town Highway snow plows had worked the area, drifting snow lay down an icy patch of snow just before the curve.

While sitting in his patrol car facing southbound, a northbound vehicle operated by Jennifer Huffman, age 17, from the Town of Ontario, rounded the curve, lost control in the drifting snow and struck Officer Demchuk’s vehicle head-on at the passenger side of the police vehicle. Huffman’s vehicle then left the roadway and travelled about 300 feet into a field. The impact caused Demchuk’s vehicle back 10 feet.

Officer Demchuk was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and treated for head and neck pain from bumps and contusions. He was released after treatment. Huffman was taken to Rochester General Hospital and treated for neck pain and released.

Huffman was cited for Speed Not reasonable of Prudent and Failure to Keep Right.