Thursday, November 26, 2020

Major accident in Royalton

This is a very sad way to start your Thanksgiving, learning the news of an accident that happened in Royalton yesterday.

My heart goes out to the family who were all hospitalized...who also lost a dear child. Heartbreaking always, even more so on a day that is supposed to be a holiday of family, of thanks.

I also have all the first responders in my thoughts. The EMS, fire, and police (our friends and family) see and do things that are unimaginable to most of us. Tragic events like this are seared into the memories.

I will be thinking of everyone deeply impacted by this event.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office Press Release:

Royalton, NY - On 11/25/2020 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.