AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB)– A warning from officials in Amherst, after a woman was hit by a car and seriously injured Sunday night. The town and local businesses are reminding people to use crosswalks.
BRIAN KULPA, AMHERST TOWN SUPERVISOR “That’s why we use those controlled devices and why we have the crosswalks pedestrians needs to be aware of where drivers are and drivers need to be aware of pedestrian
activity and the best way to do that is at legal crossings at the intersections,” said Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa.
“I know a lot of people avoid Sheridan at all costs and the intersection up here at Sheridan and Bailey is not the best,” said Michael Robbins who runs Pure Hockey Store located on Sheridan Drive.
Amherst Police responded to a pedestrian crash in the 4000 block of Bailey Avenue at 7:00 a.m. Friday.
Officials say a 2008 Chevy and 2019 Honda were involved in a collision. During the collision, one of the vehicles hit a 48-year-old Angelique Houston as she was crossing Sheridan Drive near Bailey.
Twin City Ambulance transported the woman to ECMC with non-life threatening injuries to her head and legs.
The incident remains under investigation, and police have not charged anyone at this time.
Anyone with information can contact Amherst Police at 716-689-1311.