Two accidents within a minute of each other on the Robert Moses Parkway sent eight persons to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center late Saturday night, police said.
Trooper Milton Hudson said a car crossed the median and struck another near the city water intakes at 11:25 p.m., and three other cars piled up as they stopped to avoid the wreckage of the first accident.
Lisa M. Wood, 21, of 94 Sherry Drive, Depew, was charged with speed not reasonable. Hudson said her car was westbound when it went out of control and crossed the median into the eastbound lanes, where it was struck by a car driven by Adam Day, 18, of 771 Wright Ave., North Tonawanda.
Moments later, a car driven by Elizabeth A. Wisniewski, 18, of 571 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, which was eastbound and stopped because of the accident, was rear-ended by an auto driven by Tara Senia, 17, of 33 Newgate Road, Amherst. Hudson said Miss Wisniewski's car was shoved into the auto of Brian Cholnik, 18, of 281 McNair Road, Williamsville.
Day suffered the most serious injury, a broken foot. He was released after treatment in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, as were Miss Wood; Miss Wisniewski; Anthony Militello, 22, of 77 Oakwood Drive, Cheektowaga; Jennifer Hodgson, 18, of 207 12th Ave., North Tonawanda; Megan Domis, 18; Michael Celak, 17; and Daniel Hauley, 19. Their addresses were unavailable.