Police say reckless driver caused Niagara Falls Boulevard crash

Police and other first responders were called Friday afternoon to the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard and 77th Street following a multi-vehicle accident. One of the vehicles, shown here in this photo, struck a utility pole, causing the pole to fall onto the building where Buzzy's pizzeria is located. 

Niagara Falls Police spent several hours along a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard on Friday afternoon following an accident involving several vehicles.

The crash occurred about 12:05 p.m. Friday in the area of Niagara Falls Boulevard and 74th Street.

A Chrysler 200, driven by a 32-year-old male from Niagara Falls was traveling eastbound on Niagara Falls Boulevard when he collided with a Toyota Tacoma that was entering the roadway from Burger King. The Chrysler 200 then struck a Chevrolet Equinox causing the Equinox to strike a Jeep Cherokee that was stopped at Niagara Falls Boulevard and 76th Street waiting to make a turn.

The Chrysler 200 continued to recklessly drive eastbound on Niagara Falls Boulevard until it struck a power pole. The pole was severed at the base and was held up by wires. 

The 32-year-old driver was transported to ECMC where police said he was in stable but serious condition.

Two other people were taken to the hospital, treated, and released. 

Investigation of the crash tied up traffic along busy Niagara Falls Boulevard for several hours on Friday afternoon.

Niagara Falls Traffic Division officials said charges are pending. 

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