Vehicle drifts off I-290, strikes guardrail and flips on side

Crash image from NITTEC

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – A vehicle drifted off I-290 East, struck a guardrail and flipped on its side Monday morning. The driver needed to be extricated from the car, according to Amherst Police.

The crash happened near the I-990 overpass around 7:30 a.m. Traffic was tied up until 8:50 a.m.

The driver was transported to Erie County Medical Center. The extent of the driver’s injuries are unknown. 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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