Canandaigua police say a Victor man was using a mobile phone behind the wheel when he hit a bicyclist in a crosswalk on South Main Street on Wednesday.
Christopher Catt is facing charges for using the phone, failure to yield, and illegally passing another vehicle that had stopped at the crosswalk. Catt passed a car that had stopped to let the victim cross the road.
The woman on the bike hit the windshield of Catt's vehicle and was thrown onto the street. She suffered serious injuries and cuts to her head and arm. She's now out of the hospital but walking with crutches because of a broken foot.
Catt is Chief of Staff for Finger Lakes State Senator Pam Helming. Her office had no comment.