Elderly Pedestrian Died In Buffalo Car Accident By The Intersection of Hertel Avenue and St Florian Street
BUFFALO, NEW YORK (December 15, 2023) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Buffalo car accident near the intersection of Hertel Avenue and St Florian Street.
Buffalo police officials are saying that the collision took place around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. A pedestrian was crossing the road when they were hit by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability for Buffalo Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian collisions. According to the Centers For Disease Control, “More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on our nation’s roads in crashes involving a motor vehicle in 2020. That’s about one death every 75 minutes.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are completely preventable and involve some amount of driver error. The family of any person that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any crash. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Legal Help After A Pedestrian Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man that died 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 happened.
Do you need more information about a Buffalo pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. 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.