Fire Departments and family are rallying behind an Irondequoit firefighter struck by a car Halloween night.
Ken "Junior" Mayer, 48, was hit crossing Titus Avenue near the 7-Eleven at Bouckhart Avenue. He suffered a fractured skull and other serious injuries and remains at Strong Hospital.
Mayer serves as an interior firefighter due to a developmental disability and is called by his fire chief a perfect example of a firefighter.
"He's the hardest working. He's always a top ticket seller in any fundraiser that we have,” said Chief Dave Deroller of the Sea Breeze Fire Department. “He knows everybody and anybody in this area and beyond. And that just speaks to his heart of gold."
Irondequoit Police blamed bad lighting and conditions for the accident and will not charge the driver. Sea Breeze Firefighters plan to take shifts providing care at the hospital for "Junior" during his recovery.
The driver who hit Mayer remaned on scene and has been cooperating.
No charges have been filed but the investigation continues.