Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 12:06 am
Niagara Falls, NY (June 4, 2019) – A woman has been charged after driving the wrong way down a street and triggering a five-car crash at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and 9th Street. The collision took place on Monday, June 3rd, at 10:56 a.m., according to police.
The wrong-way driver, identified only as a 50-year-old woman from the Falls, was reported to have run through a stop sign before broadsiding another vehicle. The impact of the collision sent the second vehicle crashing into a third as the second then struck two parked, unoccupied vehicles. The wrong-way vehicle subsequently struck a curb and rolled over onto its roof.
Police and paramedics were quickly called to the scene, where they attended to all three drivers involved. All injuries were reported as minor and the woman was charged with driving the wrong way, failure to stop at a stop sign, and failure to yield the right of way.
Car Accidents in New York
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