Sara Rogers Died In Buffalo Bicycle Accident On South Park Avenue
BUFFALO, NEW YORK (July 12, 2022) – A bicyclist identified as Sara Rogers has tragically died in a car accident on South Park Avenue by the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino.
Buffalo police officials are saying that the accident took place on Friday night. Sara Rogers was riding her bicycle when a car hit her and two other bicyclists.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Sadly, Sara Rogers died due to the severity of her injuries.
She was a jazz musician and well-loved in the community. Two other women were taken to the hospital.
Liability In Buffalo Car Accidents
Bicyclists are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. They lack the protection of enclosed vehicles and are more likely to be overlooked. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, “In 2019 there were 846 pedalcyclist fatalities, which accounted for 2.3 percent of all traffic fatalities during the year. The 846 pedalcyclists killed in 2019 are 3 percent lower than the 871 pedalcyclists killed in 2018.” There are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to prevent bicycle accidents.
- All drivers should abstain from drugs and alcohol.
- All drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- All drivers should maintain at least three feet of separation from bicyclists.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. A large number of bicycle accidents are due to drivers that are distracted, intoxicated or speeding. The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Buffalo Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sara Rogers. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. This was a preventable tragedy that should have never taken place.
Do you need more information about a Buffalo car accident? 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 negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.