Security cameras show SUV hitting woman on Clifford Ave, driving away

Nilsa Rivera's family placed candles and flowers along the sidewalk where she was hit. It serves as a reminder of how many people loved her. (WHAM photo)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) - Cameras outside of a Rochester mini-mart show the moments before 62-year-old Nilsa Rivera was hit and killed by an SUV on Clifford Avenue Friday night.

Police said Rivera later died at the hospital.

"She was a good lady; she always came here," said Mohamed Salim, owner of the Maxim Mini Mart.

Rivera's family placed candles and flowers along the sidewalk where she was hit. It serves as a reminder of how many people loved her.

"We feel sorry about that because we know her. She's friendly," said Salim.

One of the cameras sitting outside of his store shows what Rochester Police describe as a small, dark SUV that hit Rivera.

"Between the people speeding up and down the street, and sidewalks not clear for people to get through like they are supposed to, it makes it dangerous for everybody," said Jeremy Caswell, who lives in the area.

Caswell said heavy snowfall often forces people to walk on the roadways.

"Sidewalk plows barely get through here when they are supposed to," Caswell said.

The City of Rochester's website states city crews plow both major and smaller streets. It said privately owned plows have a contract with the city to clear snow from residential areas.

"The city needs to step up and take care of it, because they should be responsible for everyone's safety and well being," Caswell said.

13WHAM did reach out to city officials for comment on the condition of the sidewalks along Clifford Avenue, but have not heard back. Police continue to ask for the public's help in finding who did this.

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