Driver faces felony charges after striking person in Niagara Square

Victim on bike suffered fractured shoulder
Protesters gather in front of Niagara Square after the grand jury decision in Louisville, Kentucky stemming from the Breonna Taylor case
Protesters in front of Buffalo City Hall in Niagara Square Photo credit Brendan Keany

Buffalo Police have charged a 25 year old Buffalo woman with felony reckless endangerment and reckless driving for striking a bicyclist with her pickup truck during a protest in Niagara Square on Wednesday night.

25 year old Joanna Gollnau of Buffalo is charged in the incident.

"That is an area of the city where there are a number of government cameras, there are city cameras there, and the police were able to utilize that footage," said Mayor Byron Brown.

59-year-old Karen Huffman, was struck in Niagara Square. The incident occurred before 9pm Wednesday as dozens of demonstrators gathered to protest the grand jury decision in the Louisville case of Breonna Taylor.

Huffman of Buffalo is said to have suffered a fractured shoulder and wrist. She was a member of the bike group Slow Roll. Huffman was serving as a 'Bike Marshall' for Wednesday night's protest when she was struck.