Driver suffers cardiac arrest after crashing into Partner’s Pizzeria

A Dodge Durango crashes into Partner's Pizzeria on October 24th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
A Dodge Durango crashes into Partner's Pizzeria on October 24th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA – A Buffalo man went into cardiac arrest moments after crashing his Dodge Durango into Partner’s Pizzeria on Shanley Street Wednesday evening.

The crash happened around 7:45 pm.  First responders from Doyle Hose Company and American Medical Response performed CPR on the man for nearly twenty minutes before he was revived.

First responders work to revive a man in cardiac arrest after he crashed into Partner's Pizzeria on October 24th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
First responders work to revive a man in cardiac arrest after he crashed into Partner’s Pizzeria on October 24th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

He was transported to Erie County Medical Center for further treatment according to an AMR supervisor.

A police source tells Cheektowaga Chronicle that the department’s traffic officers are documenting the scene and are trying to determine if the crash was medical related or if it was the result of some other cause.

No one inside the pizzeria was hurt.

We will follow up with the police Wednesday to see if further information is available.

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