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Automobile accident involving Niagara Falls Police Department vehicle


Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:45 pm

On Sunday, the Niagara Falls Police Department Crash Management Unit was called to the intersection of Hyde Park Boulevard and Ferry Avenue for a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m.

According to NFPD, a marked police vehicle, responding in emergency mode to a call of a subject with a gun, was southbound on Hyde Park Boulevard, with lights and siren activated. Upon entering the intersection with Ferry Avenue, the vehicle was struck on the rear quarter panel by a 2007 Hyundai Sonata traveling east on Ferry Avenue with a green light. The air bags were deployed in both cars.

The driver of the police car, a 10-year veteran of the department, was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 27-year-old female, and her 29-year-old passenger, complained of minor injuries, but declined treatment. A 6-year-old in the back seat was uninjured.

The crash management unit is continuing the investigation.

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