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One seriously injured when two Jet Skis collide on Ellicott Creek

Two Jet Skis collided on Ellicott Creek on Saturday, seriously injuring one person, City of Tonawanda police reported.

The collision occurred at about noon, when a "high-performance" Jet Ski ran into another Jet Ski. Both ended up crashing into the docks behind Smoke on the Water, on Young Street, police said.

Three people were taken to the hospital, two with non-life-threatening injuries and one with a serious head injury, police reported.

Police at the scene said that one Jet Ski was at the dock of Smoke on the Water when another Jet Ski with a man and woman on board approached the pier. The man was getting a rope to tie off and told the woman to pull up. The woman hit the throttle "wide open" by mistake and struck the docked Jet Ski, propelling the speeding Jet Ski into the dock and underneath.

All three were taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

Craig Witt, 35, of Amherst was on the dock by his Jet Ski while Puan Trang, 40, and Le Qui, 30, both of Williamsville were on the Jet Ski approaching the dock on the creek when it vaulted forward and hit the dock and Witt.

Trang was in serious condition.

There will be no charges filed in the incident according to Capt. Frederic Foels.

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