Tractor trailer collides with car; 2 evacuated via Mercy Flight

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — A collision on a busy road in Orchard Park closed a portion of Milestrip Road on Wednesday and forced Mercy Flight to evacuate two victims with injuries.

Officials say crews responded on Wednesday just after 2 p.m. to Mid County Drive and Milestrip Road after a car and tractor trailer collided. Orchard Park Firefighters had to pull out the jaws of life to extricate two crash victims from the car, who were then flown to a local hospital.

The crash closed Milestrip westbound from Route 20 to Route 219 as first responders staged their response.

As police in Orchard Park investigate the crash, they say the passenger vehicle was struck by a commercial car carrier. Investigation continues with the help of the West Seneca Police Accident Reconstruction Unit and New York State Police. 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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