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Two Pickup Trucks Collide Head-On in Royalton

By LARRY KENSINGER, Correspondent | February 07, 2022 | NEW YORK

Story No. 020722108

Niagara County Sheriff's Office Press Release:

ROYALTON, NY - On Monday, February 7th, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle accident on Chestnut Ridge Road east of Royalton Center Road, in the Town of Royalton.

Initial investigation by Deputies at the scene revealed that a 2007 Dodge pickup truck was traveling east on Chestnut Ridge Road and a 2013 GMC pickup truck west on Chestnut Ridge Road, when the two vehicles struck each other near the center of the roadway.

Following contact, both vehicles came to rest in the roadway near the point of impact without further incident. The driver of the 2007 Dodge was transported by Mercy Flight to ECMC due to life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the 2013 GMC pickup suffered a broken leg in the collision and was transported by ambulance to ECMC for treatment. His two passengers both suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to Eastern Niagara Hospital by ambulance for treatment. The names of the parties involved are being withheld at this time pending notification to family.

Investigation by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Accident Investigation Unit into the incident is continuing.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.