NYSEG crews worked for several hours restore power in the South Abbott and Armor Duells roads area of Orchard Park on Tuesday after a Hamburg woman driving north on South Abbott crossed the road at the intersection and sheared off a utility pole, according to police.
Sandra M. Kaney, 52, of Hamburg, was taken to Erie County Medical Center with a back injury after the 4 p.m. crash and charged with driving while impaired by drugs, failure to stop at a stop sign, driving at an imprudent speed and making an unsafe turn.
After the initial crash, Kaney kept driving north on Armor Duells Road before driving onto a lawn in the 5000 block and striking some bushes and a fence, Orchard Park police said. She was ordered to appear in Town Court Jan. 15. NYSEG crews told police they expected power to be restored by early today.