Submitted by the City of Niagara Falls
Public Information Officer
Per Niagara Falls Police Department Superintendent John Faso:
The investigation into the crash at the Rainbow Bridge is continuing by the Niagara Falls Police Department’s crash management unit.
The data recorder for the vehicle has been recovered, but appears to have been severely damaged in the crash. Officers are diligently working toward recovering any information from the recorder.
Investigating officers are in communication with Bentley Motors. They have provided us with documentation about prior recalls, as well as general information about the data recorder, “black box” (location in the vehicle, etc.)
Bentley Motors is requiring subpoenas to release any personal information, documentation, and records on this particular vehicle. Our officers are working with the Niagara County District Attorney’s Office to secure said subpoenas.
NFPD has been in contact with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. We have been advised they are meeting this week to discuss the crash and other Bentley issues.
We are waiting on the medical examiner’s report.
As this investigation progresses and more information is gained, NFPD will do our best to get it out.