Man Arrested For DUI Following Fatal Buffalo Hit-And-Run Collision
BUFFALO, NEW YORK (July 1, 2023) – A male bicyclist has died in a hit-and-run car accident with an intoxicated driver by Collision Abbott Road and Kenefick Avenue.
Buffalo police officials are saying that the accident took place around 10:00 p.m. on Thursday. A driver hit the bicyclist and then sped away.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, the bicyclist died at the scene.
Police later located the driver suspected of fleeing. They have since been arrested and were charged with hit-and-run and DUI.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Buffalo Hit-And-Run Collisions
Driver intoxication remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “Every day, about 37 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that’s one person every 39 minutes. In 2021, 13,384 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths — a 14% increase from 2020.” There are a number of substances besides alcohol that could potentially impair a driver.
- Certain prescriptions
- Sleep aids
It is illegal for any driver to operate their vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Drivers that operate their vehicle while intoxicated could face criminal and civil liability. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Hit-And-Run Collision
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the bicyclist killed in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Do you need more information about a Buffalo DUI car 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.