Main Street in East Aurora, New York – where a suspected drunk driver struck a 9-year-old girl.
9-Year-Old Girl Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Suspected Drunk Driver
A nine-year-old girl suffered serious injuries on Sunday night, July 21st after being hit by a suspected drunk driver, according to East Aurora Police.
Police say that 30-year-old Erin Kuntz was driving west on Main Street in East Aurora when her vehicle left the road, struck a parked car, and then hit and seriously injured the young girl. According to the police, the girl was riding her scooter when the vehicle hit her.
An ambulance brought the girl to Oishei Children’s Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Police said that her condition was improving on Monday.
Kuntz has been charged with vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated, marijuana possession, refusing to take a breathalyzer, driving a motor vehicle on a sidewalk, and failure to use a designated lane. She was arraigned and released on her own recognizance and will appear in court again on Wednesday, July 24.
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn has announced that he plans to have the woman’s license revoked.