Theodore Dionne Died In Buffalo Hit-And-Run Car Accident While Riding A Bicycle Near The Intersection of Abbott Road and Kenefick Avenue
BUFFALO, NEW YORK (July 12, 2022) – A man identified as Theodore Dionne has tragically died in a Buffalo hit-and-run car accident by Abbott Road and Kenefick Avenue.
Buffalo police officers are saying that the accident took place around 10:00 p.m. on Thursday. Theodore Dionne was riding a bicycle when he was hit by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, Theodore Dionne died due to the severity of his injuries.
The driver that struck the victim fled the scene and is currently being sought by police. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Buffalo Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run collisions. According to the AAA Foundation, “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 a number of steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Fragments of the fleeing vehicle should be sought.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
Hit-and-run drivers can be held liable through a criminal claim. The family of any victim that died can also seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, though, many insurance companies will often fight hard to deny responsibility for any accident. 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 Theodore Dionne. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. The driver responsible for this crash should do the right thing and turn themselves in.
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a hit-and-run car accident? 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’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.