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Hamburg - Fatal Accident. Southwestern Blvd at Brompton.



The Town of Hamburg Police Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a two car collision at Southwestern Boulevard and Brompton Drive that occurred today at about 10:45 a.m. A vehicle driven by Geoffrey Bottoms, 29, of Orchard Park was traveling westbound on Southwestern when a vehicle driven by Douglas Pohlman, 80, of Blasdell attempted a left hand turn from Brompton into the eastbound lane on Southwestern. The collision caused Bottoms’ vehicle to strike a utility pole and come to rest on its roof. First responders immediately extracted Bottoms and performed CPR but he unfortunately succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Pohlman was transported to ECMC with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. The accident is still under investigation but speed is believed to be a contributing factor. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Detective Widman at 648-5111 x2603.




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