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Rochester Mayor expressed condolences after tragic West Ridge Road accident

Rochester, New York – In the wake of a tragic accident on West Ridge Road, Rochester’s Mayor Malik D. Evans has extended his deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives. The city is in mourning, and the mayor’s heartfelt message reflects the community’s shared grief and concern.

Mayor Evans also sent prayers for the individuals who are still in critical condition and those on the path to recovery. Recognizing the vital role of emergency services, he expressed his gratitude to the Rochester Police and Fire Departments for their swift and efficient response to the incident. Additionally, he acknowledged the support provided by County, State, and Federal partners, highlighting the collaborative effort in managing the aftermath of the crash.

Understanding the community’s need for information regarding the tragic event, Mayor Evans asked for patience during the ongoing investigation. He emphasized the importance of thoroughness and accuracy in gathering details about the incident. Meanwhile, he assured residents that updates would be shared as they become available and encouraged anyone with information to assist by calling 911.

This message of solidarity and call for community assistance was part of a news release issued by the City of Rochester on January 1, 2024. The release further reiterated the administration’s commitment to ensuring safety, promoting equity, and fostering prosperity within Rochester.

Under the leadership of Mayor Evans, the administration is guided by the ‘Rochester 2034’ comprehensive plan. This forward-looking initiative is dedicated to building a vibrant and inclusive community, supporting growth and development for all residents of Rochester. It symbolizes a commitment to creating an environment where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.

The news release also shed light on the dedication of city employees to delivering excellent customer service. It emphasized their commitment to transparency and collaboration, aligning with the administration’s goal of inspiring hope and providing opportunities for everyone in the Rochester community. This tragic incident, while heartrending, also serves as a reminder of the city’s resilience and the collective spirit to overcome challenges together.

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