HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - Hamburg Police say two people are in critical condition Tuesday, after a wild late night crash on Lakeshore Road at the Route 179 overpass. A Hamburg resident is facing DWI and reckless endangerment charges, in connection to the crash.
Police say a Dodge pickup truck struck a disabled vehicle in the left lane of Lake Shore Road at 11 p.m. Monday. Police say they were clearing the roadway from a prior weather-related accident, when 28-year-old Thomas A. Gilray's vehicle nearly struck an officer outside of a marked vehicle. Next, police say Gilray proceeded onto an overpass and struck a disabled vehicle, which moved forward and struck two people who were standing in front of their disabled vehicle.
Police say a 61-year-old Hamburg resident and a 32-year-old Hopewell Junction resident are in critical condition. Their identities are not being released at the time, pending notification of their families.
Gilray and two passengers in his vehicle were not seriously injured, according to police. Police say Gilray appeared intoxicated and refused to submit a chemical test. Police obtained a court order to have his blood drawn. Gilray was charged with DWI, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree vehicular assault and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
Gilray was arraigned in Town of Hamburg Court, and was remanded on $5,000 bail.
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