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SHERIFF'S PATROL VEHICLE AND BICYCLIST COME INTO CONTACT


July 8, 2013- Erie county Sheriff Tim Howard is reporting that an Erie County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle came into contact with a bicyclist crossing the road.

 On 7/5/13, at approximately 2230 hrs., Dep. Robert Galbraith was driving northbound on N. Buffalo Street, in the Village of Springville, when his vehicle came into contact with a bicycle, driven by Dominique R. Maitland, from the Village of Springville.  Initial investigation determined that Ms. Maitland was attempting to cross the street, in the northbound lane.  Ms. Maitland was transported to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, for non-life threatening injuries, and was transferred to Erie County Medical Center, where she remains.  According to Ms. Maitland, she intends to be released today.

 The Crash Investigation Unit continues to investigate the cause of the crash