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Four Injured in Amherst Car Accident on Sheridan Drive by Jordan Road

Amherst Police Officials Investigating Collision Between United States Postal Service Truck and Ryder Truck Along Sheridan Drive

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AMHERST, NEW YORK (March 24, 2024) – A total of four people have been injured in an Amherst collision involving a United States Postal Truck on Sheridan Drive.

Amherst police officials are saying that the collision took place around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. A United States Postal truck was attempting to switch lanes when it collided with a Ryder truck.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. A total of four people were injured, and several were taken to the hospital.

A full investigation into the Amherst collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Amherst Car Accidents

Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in car accidents every year. According to the IIHS, “There were 39,508 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2021 in which 42,939 deaths occurred. This resulted in 12.9 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.37 deaths per 100 million miles traveled. The fatality rate per 100,000 people ranged from 5.7 in Rhode Island to 26.2 in Mississippi.” Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries

Speeding is one of the most common causes of car accidents in the United States. Drivers are much more likely to lose control of their vehicles at higher speeds. Any person who is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A car accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Amherst pedestrian collision? Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. 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 any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.


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