On March 23, a two-car accident occurred on the south portion of Andrews Memorial Drive near the intersection of Wiltsie Drive, causing the road to be shut down for around two hours.
Megan Burgess was driving westbound on Andrews Memorial Drive when she lost control of her vehicle in the snow. She crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound vehicle driven by Joshua Delfalvero.
Public Safety arrived first on the scene followed by the RIT Ambulance. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene to investigate as traffic and accidents are not under Public Safety’s jurisdiction.
Initial rumors indicated a bus was involved in the accident and a student was ejected through the windshield, which was not the case.
Delfalvero and his two passengers, Leonard Smith and Michael Kelsey, suffered injuries in the crash. Smith, after striking the windshield, was found bleeding profusely, suffering from multiple lacerations and fractures. The first Public Safety officer on the scene, Margaret Goodwin, is credited with saving his life. Delfalvero suffered head pain and had no memory of the accident. Kelsey reported shoulder pain. Smith and Kelsey were not using safety restraints. All three were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital.
Burgess complained of knee pain at the scene but refused treatment. She showed no signs of intoxication and was not on her cell phone at the time of the accident. She was cited for not traveling at a reasonable and prudent speed for the weather conditions.