12-Year-Old Unresponsive After Mini Bike Accident in Niagara Falls on July 4th

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By: Staff Reporter

The Niagara Falls Police Crash Management Unit, in addition to the Niagara Falls Fire Department, responded to the 9100 block of Griffon Avenue in the evening hours of Saturday, July 4th, 2020, to investigate a mini bike crash with injuries.

According to police and first responders at the scene, a 12-year-old boy, operating a Coleman CT100U mini bike, was traveling on Griffon Avenue when he struck a legally parked, and unoccupied, vehicle. At this time there is no explanation for why or how the child drove into the vehicle.


Stock photo of a Coleman CT100U mini bike.


The child was taken to Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo where he is being treated for serious head injuries and broken bones. He was unresponsive at the scene and then taken by ambulance to the hospital.

New York State Law, as well as the Department of Motor Vehicles, is clear as it pertains to motorized vehicles such as mini bikes. A mini bike is not allowed on any street, highway, parking lot, sidewalk or other area that allows public motor vehicle traffic.

The Niagara Falls Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident.


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