BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thirteen-year old Erin Suszynski died Wednesday at Women and Children's Hospital less than two weeks after she was struck along with another teen on Maple Road in Amherst.
Police say Suszynski and 13-year-old Briana Francois were both hit as they tried to cross the busy street at about 7:30 at night on June 9th. An Amherst police officer witnessed the accident.
Both girls were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Francois was eventually upgraded to serious condition and was released from ECMC Saturday.
Right after the accident, a neighbor told YNN the girls may have miscalculated how fast the cars were traveling.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the girls was not charged in the incident.
Suszynski and Francois were both students at Mill Middle School. Wednesday was the last day of class at the school.
In a statement released by the hospital:
"The family of Erin Suszinsky says they would like to express their thanks and appreciation for all the prayers, warm wishes, and abundance of cards received. They also send their warm thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Women and Children's Hospital. Erin passed away quietly with her family at her side.
They ask for continued prayers and privacy at this time.