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Car drives off road & into tree in North Tonawanda

Posted at 4:42 PM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 19:06:11-04

North Tonawanda Police is investigating a one car motor vehicle accident that happened Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of North Avenue and Ruie Road.

Detectives say an 18-year-old man was on North Avenue and stopped at a stop sign at the t-split intersection with Ruie Road. Police say the man then accelerated through the intersection, hitting a road sign and continuing about 400 feet off the road into a wooded area where he hit a tree head-on.

The driver was brought to Erie County Medical Center where he is in critical condition.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation at this time.