Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Amherst Hit-And-Run Collision By The Intersection of Sweet Home Road and Chestnut Ridge Road
AMHERST, NEW YORK (December 31, 2022) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in an Amherst hit-and-run collision near the intersection of Sweet Home Road and Chestnut Ridge Road.
Amherst police officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday. A pedestrian was crossing the road when they were hit by a vehicle.
The driver that hit them fled the scene and is currently being sought by police. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Amherst Hit-And-Run Collisions
Hit-and-run car accidents are much more common than many people realize. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “In 2016, there were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run crashes resulting in 2,049 fatalities. This is the highest annual number of hit-and-run fatalities or crashes recorded since NHTSA began compiling statistics on fatal motor vehicle crashes in 1975.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a hit-and-run collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
Many accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after a collision. Any person that is injured due to the negligence of another driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A personal injury 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
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of another driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of consumer 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.