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Neighbors, family saddened after woman hit on Route 31 in Clay

A stretch of Route 31 in the Town of Clay was shut down for a few hours Thursday after a woman was hit by a car.

Route 31 in Clay is where the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old Alexis Alibrandi was hit by a car just before 11 Thursday night while she was trying to cross the street.

Deputies say a 21-year-old man hit her and says it was all a tragic accident.

No tickets have been issued.

Drugs, alcohol, and speed have been ruled out as possible causes.

Alibrandi is still in the hospital in critical condition.

"That's sad, that really is, that's really sad in regards to...I pray that she recovers in regard to, cause she doesn't deserve that," said neighbor Tom Fitz.

Fritz says when he heard the description of the woman involved in the crash he immediately thought it was Alibrandi.

He says he sees her walking all the time.

"She's nice, she usually has a bicycle or a cart attached to the bicycle, and she's collecting things, and she does this all day long," said Fitz, "I just pray for her well-being, really, I mean I'm pretty sure he's, the driver's shook-up too."

Alibrandi's mother issued a statement from the hospital, asking for privacy saying: "our family is standing by with hope that we see significant progress from Alexis. For now, we would like patience, privacy, and prayers."

As the investigation continues into what happened-- neighbors are holding out hope she'll recover.

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