Driver hits Depew police officer

DEPEW, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Depew police officer was involved in a crash Tuesday night at the corner of Transit and French Roads. A News 4 viewer sent us pictures of the accident, which happened at the corner of the 7-Eleven parking lot.

Depew Police Lit. William Curr says Officer Brian Gummel was responding to an emergency call around 8 p.m. when he was hit by 82-year-old Raymond Simmons. Simmons claims he did not see or hear the police car, according to police.

Simmons cut his arm and refused treatment at the scene. He was issued a summons for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Officer Gummer was sent to Sisters Hospital for evaluation and was released. 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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