A 41-year-old woman crashed her sport utility vehicle into “Spa At Falling Waters,” an Orchard Park business, and seriously injured an employee Thursday morning, authorities said.
The worker, Lisa Pivonka, 27, of Springville, was listed in stable condition late Thursday in the trauma intensive care unit at Erie County Medical Center after being removed from the building and flown by Mercy Flight to the Buffalo hospital, according to Orchard Park Police Chief Mark F. Pacholec.
Rebecca Sapio of Orchard Park was driving the SUV southbound on the 3300 block of Orchard Park Road when she veered into the northbound lane and drove into the front of the business, hitting Pivonka, before coming to a stop at about 10 a.m., police said.
Sapio was taken by ambulance to ECMC with minor injuries and was being treated in the emergency room.
Orchard Park Fire Company, Newton Abbott Volunteer Fire Company and the Erie County SMART Team responded to the scene and “extricated” Pivonka, the chief said.
An investigation into the crash is being conducted by Orchard Park police and the Erie County Sheriff’s Accident Investigation Unit.