Driver ticketed after car crashes into building on Dewey Avenue

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A building was heavily damaged after a car drove through it early Wednesday morning on Dewey Avenue near Rand Street.

Dewey Avenue between Route 104 and Steko Avenue is closed due to flooding. The crash caused water to build up underground and which caused flooding of the roadway after several hours.

No one was inside the building and the driver fled before Rochester Police arrived around 3 a.m. Officers found a 29-year-old woman, who they say is the driver, nearby and gave her a ticket for leaving the scene of a crash and aggravated unlicensed operation. She wasn’t injured.

The white SUV was left inside the building.

A spokesperson for the City of Rochester says city engineers were at the scene and found the building’s integrity is compromised. The building’s owner promptly sent out a contractor, who’s working to temporarily shore up the building.