ARCADE – Seven people were injured about 5:25 p.m. Monday when a pickup towing a camper hit the rear of a van that had slowed for animals crossing Route 98 in the Town of Arcade, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office said.
John Newell, 43, of Sanborn, who had three children ages 12 and 13 in his truck, said he was unable to stop in time. He was cited for following too closely.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel J. Langdon said the van, which was carrying three adults and four children ages 7 to 15, was driven by Amy Nicpon, 48, of Lockport. She was taken to Women and Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, along with three of the youngsters, a 7-year-old boy, an 11-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl.
A 15-year-old girl in the van was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, with a leg injury. Mercy Flight took a 12-year-old girl in the pickup truck to Women and Children’s Hospital with an abdominal injury. A 24-year-old man in the van was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Four others were treated at the scene. None of their injuries were considered life-threatening.