Three-car accident snarls rush hour traffic

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – A three-car accident tied up traffic on Millersport Highway in Amherst and sent a 26-year-old woman to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police say around 5:15 p.m. Rachel Cook of Amherst slowed down to turn left into a driveway. Her vehicle was struck from behind by an SUV, which pushed Cook’s vehicle into the southbound lane, where it was hit a second time by a van.

Cook was taken to ECMC with hip and back injuries. The driver of the SUV, 38-year-old John Wright of Lockport, was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital with a shoulder injury. The driver of the van, 54-year-old Timothy Mulvey of Lockport, was taken to Lockport Memorial Hospital with rib injuries.

There is no word on if there will be charges in this crash. 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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