Two suffer minor injuries after car hits building

Two people appeared to have escaped major injury after a car struck a building the afternoon of September 20th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Two people appeared to have escaped major injury after a car struck a building the afternoon of September 20th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA – Two people appeared to have escaped major injury after a car struck a building Thursday afternoon.

A law enforcement source tells Cheektowaga Chronicle that the car was traveling eastbound on William Street around 2:30 pm when it crossed oncoming traffic, left the road, sheared off a fire hydrant, missed two trees, and finally crashed into the Erie County Surplus warehouse at 3080 William Street.

The vehicle hit a generator and a natural gas meter in the process causing a minor gas leak.

Doyle firefighters responded to the scene to attend to the gas leak and two injured people.

Fire and police officials say that it appears the driver of the car may have suffered a medical emergency before the crash.  He was transported to St. Joe’s for observation.

A female passenger complained of a shoulder injury and was treated at the scene.

The building did not appear to sustain any major damage.

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