Submitted by the Public Information Office and Capt. Angela Munn, Traffic Division Commander
On July 19, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Niagara Falls Police responded to the 3600 block of Ferry Avenue to investigate report of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle.
An 11-year-old girl on a bicycle was crossing Ferry Avenue southbound at 36th Street when she was struck by 2019 Kia, operated by a 24-year-old Niagara Falls woman. The vehicle, which was initially traveling in the northernmost lane, veered to the right, jumped the curb, hit a tree and came to rest atop the child, who was thrown from the initial impact.
The Niagara Falls Fire Department responded and freed the bicyclist from beneath the vehicle. She was transported to John R. Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo with life-threatening injuries. She is currently in critical condition.
The crash management team responded to further investigate the crash. The driver of the Kia and the three occupants were uninjured and cooperated in the investigation.
If anyone has any information pertaining to the crash, they are urged to call the Niagara Falls Police information line at 716-286-4711 or the traffic division at 716-286-4563.
Charges are pending.