Two People Died In Buffalo Wrong Way Car Accident Along Route 33
BUFFALO, NEW YORK (January 25, 2022) – Two people were killed in a Buffalo wrong-way car accident along Route 33 not that far from the Jefferson Avenue exit.
Buffalo police officials are saying that the collision took place close to midnight on Sunday. One vehicle was traveling down the wrong side of the highway when it collided head-on with another vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. Sadly, two people died due to the severe nature of their injuries.
A male passenger in one of the vehicles was taken to the hospital with injuries.
Liability For Buffalo Wrong Way Collisions
Wrong way collisions are among the most dangerous types of accidents that a person can be involved in. They account for only around 2% of all collisions but over 11% of all traffic fatalities. According to the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2020, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.” Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on any driver that causes an accident while traveling down the wrong side of the freeway. The family of any person that is killed due to the negligent actions of a driver 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 facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Wrong Way Collision
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligent actions of a driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys 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.