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Vehicle Crashes into Metro Rail Station

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The NFTA Metro Rail station on Main Street near Delevan is closed until further notice following an early morning crash.

The NFTA says 33-year-old Roman Dunnigan, of Amherst, struck an eastbound vehicle on West Delavan Ave that had stopped at a red light and was attempting to turn left onto the northbound Main Street at 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

According to NFTA spokesperson Doug Hartmayer, Dunnigan's car then crashed into the concrete curbing, went airborne, and struck the station.

The NFTA reports both Dunnigan and the other driver, 22-year-old Ashley McNeal, of Buffalo, were treated and released from ECMC.

According to the release, Transit police officers went to ECMC and found Dunnigan, who admitted that he was driving the vehicle that landed on the station.

According to the NFTA, Dunnigan was charged with leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident, reckless driving, speeding, failure to keep right and unsafe passing.

There is no Metro Rail service at the Delevan station while crews evaluate the structural damage.

There will be shuttle bus service to and from the Delevan station from both the Humboldt and Utica stations until repairs are made and the station is reopened.

NFTA police are investigating the crash.


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