DARIEN, NY (WIVB) – A person was reportedly taken to ECMC via Mercy Flight on Sunday after a 2005 Toyota crashed into a telephone pole, then a house, in Darien around 7 p.m.
According to police, the driver tried to flee after the accident, but the car was unable to continue due to the damage it sustained.
sergeant. Kyle Krzemien of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office said the car was found about 500 feet from the scene of the crash. He said the car was heading west on Erie Street, crossed the road and collided with the pole and the house, knocking over the telephone pole and damaging the porch of the house.
According to Sgt. Krzemien, four people were in the car in total. The two rear seat passengers had to be extracted from the vehicle, one of whom was transported to ECMC by Mercy Flight. Two other people involved in the crash were also transported to ECMC by ambulance.
The passenger taken by Mercy Flight suffered what Sgt. Krzemien described life-threatening injuries, however, he reported that she spoke to first responders before being placed in the helicopter.
The accident is still under investigation.
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