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Charges pending against Niagara Falls woman after police lieutenant was injured in crash

Posted at 5:41 AM, Feb 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-23 14:51:19-05

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Niagara Falls police said charges are pending against a Niagara Falls woman after a police lieutenant was injured in a crash.

The crash occurred around 2:40 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Walnut Avenue and 18th Street.

Police said a 27-year-old woman from Niagara Falls was traveling north on 18th Street when she allegedly failed to stop for the stop sign at Walnut Avenue and was struck by a Niagara Falls police vehicle.

According to police a lieutenant was operating the vehicle which had no traffic control device and had the right of way. The police vehicle then struck a parked vehicle.

The woman was taken to ECMC where she was treated and released and the lieutenant was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to be treated for a head injury and has been released.

Police said charges are pending.