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Niagara Falls police seek information on investigation into crash involving vehicle, pedestrian


Wed, Dec 7th 2022 11:45 am

Per the Office of City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino

•UPDATE: The pedestrian involved in the crash at 19th and Elmwood Avenue on Dec 6 has yet to be identified. He is described as a Black male approximately 60 years of age. He is around 6 feet tall, and 160 pounds, with short, black hair. He was dressed in all dark clothing and was wearing a black hat. Anyone with information on his identity is urged to call the traffic division at 716-286-4563 or the police information line at 716-286-4711.


On Tuesday, at approximately 5:03 p.m., the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the intersection of 19th Street and Elmwood Avenue to investigate a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

A 37-year-old Niagara Falls woman, driving a 2022 Hyundai Sonata northbound on 19th Street, was making a lefthand turn onto Elmwood Avenue when her vehicle struck a pedestrian who was crossing Elmwood Avenue at the intersection. The pedestrian was hit with the passenger side of the vehicle and rolled onto the hood before striking the ground. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of a serious head injury, and is in the trauma ICU in guarded condition. The pedestrian is currently unidentified.

If anyone has any information regarding this accident, or the identity of the pedestrian, they are asked to call the NFPD traffic division at 716-286-4563, or the information line at 716-286-4711.

NFPD said the driver of the vehicle is cooperating in the crash management unit’s investigation. Charges are pending.

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