ROYALTON (11/25) at 1933 hours, The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received multiple 911 phone calls reporting a two car collision at the intersection of Lewiston Road and Griswold Street.
Responding patrol units, fire personnel, EMS units arrived on scene of the accident and provided immediate first aid.
Initial investigation at the scene revealed that one vehicle was southbound on Griswold Street and the other vehicle was eastbound on Lewiston Road. The vehicle on Griswold Street failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection, causing the collision.
The eastbound vehicle, traveling on Lewiston Road, had a total of seven occupants in the vehicle. The two adult occupants in that vehicle were transported via ambulance to Erie County Medical Center. The remaining occupants of the vehicle consisted of five children. Four of those children were transported by ambulance and Mercy Flight to Oishei Children’s Hospital. A fifth child from that vehicle was transported by ambulance to Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport. That child was ultimately pronounced deceased at the hospital. The sole occupant of the southbound vehicle on Griswold Street was transported by ambulance to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.
Names of the parties involved are not being released at this time, pending notifications of family members. Current conditions of the parties involved in the accident are not available at this time as they are being evaluated.
The accident is currently being investigated by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit.
ROYALTON (11/26) UPDATE – An update to the fatal motor vehicle accident from last night. In the driver of the eastbound vehicle, was pronounced dead at ECMC, the front passenger is listed in stable condition in the trauma ICU at ECMC.
Four of the children in the rear of the vehicle were transported to Oishei Children’s Hospital. Two of the children are listed in critical condition in the PICU.
One child is in guarded and critical condition in the PICU, and the fourth child is in guarded condition, but stable in the Intermediate Care Unit.
The sole occupant of the southbound vehicle was treated and released from Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Names of all the parties involved are not being released at this time.