Pickup Truck Involved In Niagara Falls Hit-And-Run Collision on Four Mile Creek Road
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK (July 29, 2023) – An 84-year-old cyclist has tragically died in a Niagara Falls hit-and-run car accident on Four Mile Creek Road.
Niagara Falls police officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:50 p.m. on Tuesday. A pickup truck struck a bicyclist heading down the road.
The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene. Paramedics were called in order to help the victim.
The bicyclist was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. Sadly, he died due to the severe nature of his injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Investigating Niagara Falls Bicycle Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian collisions. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a hit-and-run collision.
- Hit-and-run collisions are more likely to occur at night.
- Drivers are more likely to hit pedestrians or bicyclists at intersections.
- Fatigue plays a major role in many collisions.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians and cyclists. If a driver flees the scene of an injury collision, they could face criminal as well as civil liability. The family of any person that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any accident.
Investigating New York Bicycle Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the family of the bicyclist killed in this Niagara Falls hit-and-run. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what took place.
Do you need more information about a Niagara Falls bicycle accident? Our team of bicycle safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.