Ooooops! Geneseo fountain gets hit AGAIN!

The plan is still to restore the fountain where it stands at Main Street and Center Street.

Posted by Genesee Sun on Monday, February 6, 2017

It wasn't a Super weekend in the place where I went to college.  For the third time in less than a year, a driver hit the fountain in the middle of Main St. in Geneseo Saturday afternoon.

The poor little fountain is jinxed!

This time 37-year-old Ryan Sweeney of Springville, NY scraped the fountain while attempting to make a left turn from Center St. onto Main.  Somehow Mr. Sweeney clipped the foundation and fled the scene, only to be apprehended a short time later by Geneseo cops.  He was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident.

The fountain was first struck by a milk truck last April which toppled the iconic bronze bear atop the fountain. The bear is still being restored and is set to return to its perch this summer.

A pickup truck nailed the same fountain in November.  I attended college just down the hill from this fountain.  It never was struck in the four years I was there, and never since, until April 2016.  Now, it's hit the trifecta in less than one year with three different drivers having a close encounter.  

Perhaps the bear may want to re-think its choice of where to live.  Seems the fountain is a tempting target for wayward drivers in Livingston County. 


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