Niagara Falls Man Killed in Car Crash
September 26th, 2011|
September 26, 2011
A 24-year-old Niagara Falls, New York, man died in a car accident on the afternoon of Friday, September 23.
Though police are still investigating the crash, they say they believe the cause is threefold: high speed, worn-out tires, and a wet roadway.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Tuscarora Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard around 4:30 p.m. when the man crashed his GMC pickup truck into a telephone pole, almost bending the truck in half.
Officials say the man hydroplaned as he tried to turn right from Niagara Falls Boulevard onto Tuscarora Road, instead spinning out and crashing into the utility pole.
City police Traffic Capt. Salvatore Pino told The Buffalo News that the man’s tires were “not that good.”
“Speed was definitely a factor in this, as well as what could be the condition of his tires, as well as how wet the road was,” Pino said. “He probably could have gone that fast on a dry road with those tires or on a wet road with good tires … We have not had a chance to calculate [the speed], but you can tell from years of experience that he was moving at a pretty good speed.”