Lockport child struck by vehicle identified

Posted at 3:31 PM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 16:54:54-04

UPDATE: Rihanna Cruz Lopez has been identified as the 4-year-old girl struck by a car on Ridge Road in Lockport, N.Y.

Lopez is currently in an induced coma at the Women and Children's Hospital. She is in the Pediatric Intensvie Care Unit listed in critical condition.

Anyone looking to help can visit Lopez's GoFundMe page. Warning: images on page are graphic.

Original: Niagara County Sheriff's Office responded to multiple calls of a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.

Deputies and emergency crews responded to the scene at Ridge Road between Ewings Road and Ridge Lea Drive in Lockport. 

Officials found a 4-year-old female had been struck by Nancy Barlow, 79 of Newfane, who was operating the vehicle. 

Mercy Flight took her to Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo with serious injuries. She is in critical condition.

Niagara County Accident Investigation Unit is looking into the accident.