Bicyclist Hit by Truck, Driver Charged with DWI

8:32 PM, Jul 30, 2012   |    comments
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WHEATFIELD, N.Y. - A bicyclist was taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC after being struck by a pickup truck on Niagara Falls Boulevard Saturday evening.

The incident happened shortly before 8 p.m.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says they received several 911 calls after witnesses saw a truck hit the bicyclist and then flee the scene. The vehicle was later spotted on Lake Mead Road.

The driver of the truck was identified as 30 year old Christopher Nachreiner. He has been charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

The bicyclist is currently listed in stable condition at ECMC with an arm injury. His identity has not yet been released.

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