On behalf of Chief Paul R. Toussaint, the Rochester Police Department releases the following:
On the evening of 6/25/18 at about 5:05 PM, the Rochester Police Department, Rochester Fire Department and Frisbie EMS responded to South Main St. in the area of Dreyer Way for a report of a motor vehicle collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle. During the investigation it was learned that Russell Cmejla, age 35 of Rochester, was traveling northerly in the right lane of South Main St. passing the area of Friendly’s Restaurant on his 2003 Atlantic scooter when Sally Riley, age 79 of Rochester, pulled out from the Friendly’s parking lot onto South Main St. with the intent of turning onto Dreyer Way. She was operating her 2002 Subaru Legacy at the time and yielded to one car that had stopped at the crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross. Once that vehicle cleared, she proceeded to enter the street and entered the right lane of travel where Cmejla was located. He attempted to avoid the collision by swerving to his right, but was struck by Riley’s front right corner.
The collision forced Cmejla’s vehicle into the granite curbing and he went down, striking his head. He was wearing a helmet at the time, which most likely prevented more severe injuries. He was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital and was then transported to the Portsmouth Regional Hospital with unspecified non-life threatening injuries. Riley was summoned for a Failure to Yield violation.
For Chief Paul R. Toussaint
Sergeant Jamey Balint