Three people hurt in Genesee Street crash

U-Crest and Hy-view fire departments attended to a crash scene at Genesee Street and Buell Avenue on January 22, 2019. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
U-Crest and Hy-view fire departments attended to a crash scene at Genesee Street and Buell Avenue on January 22, 2019. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA – Three people were hurt and needed to be freed from their vehicle after a two-car crash around 9 am Tuesday morning at the intersection of Genesee Street and Buell Avenue.

Police at the scene tell Cheektowaga Chronicle a westbound car on Genesee Street turned left onto Buell Avenue in front of an eastbound vehicle.  The eastbound vehicle hit the other car in the front quarter panel area sending it off the road.

U-Crest and Hy-view fire departments attended to a crash scene at Genesee Street and Buell Avenue on January 22, 2019. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
U-Crest and Hy-view fire departments attended to a crash scene at Genesee Street and Buell Avenue on January 22, 2019. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Firefighters from U-Crest and Hy-view fire departments responded to the scene to extricate the victims from the car off the road.  We’re told the firefighters had to cut the crumpled door to free some of the victims.

All three people were transported to area hospitals for further treatment.  Their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle was not hurt.

Traffic eastbound on Genesee Street was reduced by a few lanes while emergency crews attended to the scene.

An investigation was ongoing at the time of this report Tuesday morning.

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