A Kenmore woman was hospitalized in critical condition early Monday after crashing her sport utility vehicle into Gates Circle, a Buffalo police spokesman said.
The victim, identified only as being in her 30s, was heading north on Delaware Avenue at about 2:40 a.m. when her SUV hit a median, went airborne, then hit a bench and a tree. She was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment.
The SUV ended up wedged between the bench and tree, and the victim was freed from the wreckage by Buffalo firefighters.
There was extensive damage to Gates Circle. Police say it appears speed was a factor in the crash.