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September 21, 2009 - 8:42am

Car hits tree after driver tries to avoid running over a cat

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street Road, accident.

A driver on Bank Street Road in Batavia who tried to avoid striking a cat in the roadway Saturday wound up running into a tree instead.

The driver, Justin T. Barrett, 18, of 6855 Pauline St., Byron, was treated at the scene for a minor shoulder injury.

Barrett was headed northbound on Bank Street Road at 6:10 p.m. when he reportedly swerved to avoid the cat. He said he lost control of his 2004 Ford four-door sedan in the gravel shoulder after his car struck a mailbox at 7834 Bank Street Road. The car continued northbound on the shoulder, turning sideways, until it struck a tree.

There were no passengers in the car.

Deputy Bradley D. Mazur handled the investigation.

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That's why the old insurance adage goes "if it's smaller than an elephant, hit it."

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