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Pedestrian hit at Niagara Falls Boulevard and Thistle Avenue

Posted at 9:13 AM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 20:08:43-05

A pedestrian accident at Niagara Falls Boulevard Wednesday is the latest in a string of similar accidents over the last 16 years within a 1.2 mile stretch of the road.

Wednesday's accident happened at Thistle Avenue at 6:40 a.m. A 22-year-old woman was hit by a car as she was crossing the street, according to police. There is no crosswalk or signal in the area.

The victim is an employee of Checkers, according to the general manager. The restaurant is in the same area where she was trying to cross. Checkers wants a light and crosswalk put in at the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Thistle Avenue where the accident happened. For now, the general manager at Checkers is advising all employees to exclusively use the crosswalk down the street.

Police say the woman is at Erie County Medical Center. The Checkers general manager says she has a broken hip, leg and arm.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Other accidents on Niagara Falls Boulevard include:

  • September 29, 2016 at Willow Ridge Road: 67-year-old man was hit and killed
  • August 30, 2016 at Roger Chaffee Drive: 61-year-old man hit and killed
  • June 5, 2015 at Willow Ridge Drive: woman hit and killed
  • August 2013 at Willow Ridge Drive: Lisa Monaco hit and killed
  • June 2013 at Willow Ridge Drive: Jeraldine Tater hit and killed
  • January 2001 at Hennepin Road: four teens hit, two killed