GENESEO – It turns out that the driver who made a big splash Wednesday morning when he hit the bear fountain is from Rochester.
The GeneseeSun.com is withholding the driver’s name because this was such a minor incident, but police reports say that he is 36 years old from Rochester. He was ticketed for Improper Turn, a violation.
“I was turning left off the side street and I just didn’t see it,” said the driver. “I knew it was there but for some reason just didn’t see it.”
No one was injured and the fountain basin suffered only minor scrapes.
The restored fountain was put back in place exactly one week before the incident. As part of the installation, the Village of Geneseo Department of Public Works installed four spotlights to illuminate the fountain at night and painted yellow traffic stripes around its basin.