Man seriously hurt in wrong-way crash on NY-33 near Fruit Belt

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Man seriously hurt in wrong-way crash on NY-33 near Fruit Belt

BUFFALO, NY – A 25-year-old Cheektowaga man was hospitalized for multiple injuries after a head-on crash Sunday morning involving a DUI suspect in northeast Buffalo, according to WGRZ.

The wreck took place on eastbound Route 33 (Kensington Expressway) near Best Street, in the city’s Fruit Belt area. First responders were dispatched to the scene at about 2:30 a.m.

Investigators say the a 43-year-old man from North Carolina was driving a Ford Edge against traffic on eastbound NY-33 when his car collided head-on with a white SUV driven by the victim. The impact sent the SUV over expressway’s middle barrier, causing it to sustain heavy damage to its hood and front end.

The Cheektowaga man was rushed by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), where he had to undergo surgery for several unspecified injuries. Officials have not shared any updates about his condition as of this writing.

The North Carolina man, who was uninjured, was placed under Buffalo Police custody following the crash. He faces multiple charges, including DWI and vehicular assault.

A section of NY-33 was shut down during the emergency response and scene clearance but was re-opened to the public a few hours later.

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