Legally blind man hit and killed in crosswalk

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 19:08:35-05

A legally blind man is dead after being struck by a car over the weekend in Batavia.

Joseph Ogozaly, 58, was crossing Main Street around 7 p.m. on Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 78-year-old Robert Christner of LeRoy.

Ogozaly was crossing with the light and in the crosswalk. He was using a white reflective metal cane with a red tip that indicated he was visually impaired.

Christner is charged with failure to yield the right of way to a blind or visually impaired person in a crosswalk and for having an expired state inspection.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and they are waiting on additional information.




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