Arrest made after protester struck by truck at Niagara Square

Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — UPDATE: Seamus Gallivan of Slow Roll Buffalo tells us Karen is home from the hospital and is recovering.

ORIGINAL: An arrest has been made after a woman was hit by a truck during a protest in Niagara Square Wednesday night.

Karen Huffman, a member of Slow Roll Buffalo, was part of a gathering organized by the group.

(Karen Huffman)

Joanna Gollnau, 25, has been accused of striking Huffman with a vehicle. Gollnau faces charges of reckless driving and reckless endangerment. The latter is a felony.

Huffman, who’s still recovering, said that if she was well enough, she would have gone out to protest again on Thursday night.

Organizers want to point out that Huffman wants the community to focus on justice for Breonna Taylor and the end of racial brutality.

MORE | The incident that led to Gollnau’s arrest was captured on video and can be found here.

Evan Anstey is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here.

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