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Teen struck by NFTA police car

A 14-year-old north Buffalo boy was struck by a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority police car as he darted across Amherst Street near Fairfield Avenue about 3 p.m. Monday, a NFTA official said.

The boy, who had just gotten off an Metro bus heading west on Amherst, ran in front of the bus and was hit by the police vehicle, which was also heading west on Amherst to get to an incident in another part of the city, according to NFTA spokesman C. Douglas Hartmayer.

The police car’s lights and siren were on as the boy ran across the street, Hartmayer said. The boy remained alert and conscious and was talking to his parents before being taken by ambulance to Women and Children’s Hospital, the transit spokesman said. The incident remains under investigation by the NFTA, Hartmayer said.

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