Police Involved Collision at Main and Benwood

Police Crash
Photo credit (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
BUFFALO (WBEN) - A serious car crash involving a Buffalo Police vehicle occurred at Main Street and Benwood Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

BPD is on scene of a police vehicle crash at Main and Benwood. Five people have been taking to the hospital, including one BPD officer, 2 people from another vehicle and 2 pedestrians. Some Injuries appear serious in nature. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

— Buffalo Police Dept (@BPDAlerts) April 15, 2020

Officers were responding to a knife call at the time of the incident. 

Two people in a civilian vehicle along with two pedestrians were injured in the accident and were taken to ECMC for treatment along with one Buffalo Police officer. 

"One of the pedestrians, a 29-year old female, is currently in critical condition at ECMC with life-threatening injuries", said Mayor Byron Brown.  The remaining four injuries are non life-threatening.

The officer involved in the incident is a three year veteran of the department and was alone in the marked vehicle at the time of the crash according to BPD Captain Jeff Rinaldo.