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None seriously hurt in roll-over MVA before Sabres game

A female driver of a Toyota Camry and a male driver on his way to Saturday afternoon's Buffalo Sabres game collided at Michigan Avenue and Scott Street shortly after noon.

Neither appeared seriously injured.

Details as to what caused the crash remained sketchy but the force of the collision caused the male driver's Toyota RAV4 to overturn on the northeast corner of the intersection.

The windshield was smashed and his airbag was deployed.

The male had numerous lacerations on his left arm but was alert and conscious. Medical personnel put him in a precautionary neck brace.


Medical personnel attend to the male driver of a Toyota RAV4 who suffered apparent minor injuries in a rollover crash early Saturday afternoon at Michigan Avenue and Scott Street. (T.J. Pignataro/Buffalo News)

The man was on his way to the Sabres game and was overheard by a reporter telling a friend "the tickets are in the car."

Buffalo Police were directing traffic around the scene, which was picking up as the 1 p.m. faceoff approached at KeyBank Center.

Police accident investigators were interviewing drivers and witnesses.

The names of the victims were not immediately available.

Motorists around the area have long considered the intersection at Michigan Avenue and Scott Street to be a hazardous one - especially around the time of events at the nearby arena.

The city of Buffalo was eyeing a traffic light there as recently as July 2015 after nearly three dozen collisions were reported there in about 2-1/2 years.


Traffic signal considered at Michigan Avenue and Scott Street


As of today, there is no traffic control device at the intersection.

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