Two-vehicle crash sends man to ECMC

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Amherst Police say a two-vehicle crash on Eagle and Evans Streets sent an 81-year-old man to the hospital.

Police say 37-year-old S.A. Martinez was driving south on Evans Street around 1:17 p.m. Sunday. Martinez’s vehicle reportedly hit the driver’s side door of 81-year-old John B. Starkey’s car, as he was traveling east on Eagle Street. Both drivers are from Amherst.

Starkey was extracated from the vehicle and taken to Erie County Medical Center. He suffered broken ribs and internal injuries, and went into surgery when he arrived at the hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Amherst Police at 698-1311. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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