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One Person Injured In Buffalo Hit-And-Run Car Accident By Olympic Avenue and Cloverdale Avenue

Pedestrian Injured In Hit-And-Run Collision Near The Intersection of Olympic Avenue and Cloverdale Avenue

One Person Injured In Buffalo Hit-And-Run Car Accident By Olympic Avenue and Cloverdale Avenue

BUFFALO, NEW YORK (February 15, 2022) – A pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run collision near the intersection of Olympic Avenue and Cloverdale Avenue.

Erie County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:10 p.m. on Saturday. A pedestrian was trying to cross the street at the intersection when they were hit by a vehicle.

An ambulance was called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. They were taken to the Erie County Medical Center in order to receive treatment.

Police officials are asking the public for help in identifying the driver that fled the scene.

Liability In Buffalo Hit-And-Run Car Accidents

Thousands of people are seriously injured or killed in hit-and-run collisions every year. According to one report from 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 hundreds of potential factors that could contribute to a hit-and-run collision.

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver intoxication
  • Inclement weather

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians in the road. Drivers that fail to exercise due care and hit a pedestrian could be held at fault through a civil claim. If a driver flees the scene of a collision causing injury to a pedestrian, they could be charged with a criminal offense. Pursuant to New York Vehicle and Traffic Law § 600(2), all drivers must remain at the scene of any collision that results in bodily injury or death. They must also report the incident to police. Any person that is injured in a hit-and-run collision may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Investigating A Buffalo Hit-And-Run Collision

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the pedestrian injured in this collision. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. The driver responsible for this crash should do the right thing and turn themselves in. It’s never too late to do the right thing.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of another driver? You may be entitled to financial compensation.  Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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