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Boy Critically Injured In Buffalo Truck Accident By Genessee Street and Sprenger Avenue

7-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured In Buffalo Truck Accident By The Intersection of Genessee Street and Sprenger Avenue

Boy Critically Injured In Buffalo Truck Accident By Genessee Street and Sprenger Avenue

BUFFALO, NEW YORK (October 23, 2022) – A 7-year-old boy was critically injured in a Buffalo truck accident by the intersection of Genessee Street and Sprenger Avenue.

Buffalo police officials are saying that the collision took place around 4:30 p.m. on Friday. A boy was crossing the street when he was hit by a truck.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The boy was transported via ambulance to the Oishei Children’s Hospital.

He was listed in critical condition when he was admitted. No charges have been filed against the truck driver after the crash.

A full investigation into the crash on Genessee Street remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Buffalo Truck Accidents

Far too many people are killed or seriously injured in truck accidents every year. According to the IIHS, “There were 35,766 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2020 in which 38,824 deaths occurred. This resulted in 11.7 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.34 deaths per 100 million miles traveled. The fatality rate per 100,000 people ranged from 4.9 in Massachusetts to 25.4 in Mississippi.” There are a number of steps that truck drivers should take in order to prevent truck accidents.

  • Truck drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
  • Truck drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.
  • Truck drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.

All truck drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a truck driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover many of the expenses that can come with a serious collision.

Investigating A New York Truck Accident

Do you need more information about a Buffalo truck accident on Genessee Street? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any collision, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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This entry was posted in Accidents by Jeff S. Korek, Senior Trial Partner. Bookmark the permalink.

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