Drunk Driver Strikes a 9 year old in East Aurora

DA assures license of driver to be revoked Wednesday

July 22, 2019 - 10:38 am

East Aurora, N.Y. (WBEN) - A nine-year old girl was struck Sunday evening after East Aurora Police say she was hit by a drunk driver.

It happened around 6:30pm on Main Street in the village.

Police say 30 year old Erin Kuntz of East Aurora, was driving west when she drove off the road, struck a pickup truck and then struck the young girl.  "We received multiple 911 calls," said East Aurora Police Lt. Patrick Welch. "In the area of 910 East Main Street. Our units responded and discovered that a 2001 Toyota Avalon had left the roadway and struck a parked truck and continued up the sidewalk on the north side of Main Street and struck a 9 year old Cheektowaga girl on a scooter on the sidewalk."

The unidentified girl was taken by ambulance to Oishei Children's Hospital with serious injuries.  "As of this morning she was listed in critical but stable condition," said Lt. Welch.

Kuntz was charged with vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated, unlawful possession of marijuana, driving a motor vehicle on a sidewalk, failure to use a designated lane, as well as refusing to take a breathalyzer.

She was arraigned in Aurora Town Court early Monday morning and released on her own recognizance.   Her next court date is set for early August but may be moved to later this week.


Comments ()