On Friday 11/20/20 at 5:34pm Fairfield Police received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle had struck a
pedestrian in the crosswalk in front of 636 Old Post Road. A witness to the accident called 911.
It was determined that Richard Zogheb, a 56 year old Fairfield resident, was operating his vehicle west
bound on the Old Post Road and struck Donna Schmidt, a 65 year old women walking in the crosswalk
on the Old Post Road. Schmidt was struck with the front end of Zogheb’s SUV. Zogheb immediately
pulled over and is cooperating with the investigation.
Schmidt was found lying on her back in the roadway of Old Post Road when first responders arrived and
was transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center with serious physical injuries. She currently remains in
the ICU.This investigation is still ongoing and is being investigated by the Fairfield Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.
Old Post Road will be closed between Beach Road and Penfield Road TOMORROW, Tuesday
November 24 th, between 5 pm and 7 pm for accident reconstruction. Access to the town hall will be
available via Beach Road. Please attempt to avoid the area during this time.
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