New York State Police Investigating Deadly Orchard Park Pedestrian Accident on Southwestern Boulevard
ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK (November 24, 2023) – A 65-year-old pedestrian from Rochester has tragically died in a car accident outside Bills Stadium.
Orchard Park police are saying that the collision took place on Monday night. A pedestrian was walking outside of the stadium when they were hit by a car that fled the scene.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Sadly, he was later pronounced dead.
The driver involved in the crash fled the scene but was later arrested and is facing charges for leaving the scene. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Orchard Park Car Accidents
Thousands of people are injured or killed each year in crashes with hit-and-run drivers. According to the AAA Foundation, “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 many common causes of hit-and-run car accidents.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
Drivers have a legal obligation to slow down to avoid hitting pedestrians. When a driver is involved in a collision, they must remain at the scene and contact the police. If a driver flees the scene of an injury collision, they could be held at fault through a criminal and civil claim. The family of any person that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a civil claim.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
Do you need more information about an Orchard Park pedestrian collision? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to helping accident victims and holding negligent drivers accountable for their negligence. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.