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Portable basketball hoop makes crash landing on passing vehicle in Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – It was a slam-dunk but a Niagara Falls motorist is crying foul.

A Maple Avenue woman was driving on Bell Street about 1 p.m. Saturday when a portable basketball hoop unexpectedly toppled onto her 2006 Ford Escape, shattering the windshield. Police estimated damage to the vehicle at $500. The hoop set-up was in the driveway of a Bell Street home and the homeowner was made aware of the damage, police added.