Female Pedestrian Seriously Injured In North Tonawanda Hit-And-Run Car Accident Along Oliver Street
NORTH TONAWANDA, NEW YORK (March 31, 2023) – A woman was seriously injured in a North Tonawanda hit-and-run car accident in the area of 190 Oliver Street.
North Tonawanda police officials are saying that the accident took place around March 11. A woman was trying to cross the street when she was hit by a vehicle.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. She was taken to ECMC with serious injuries.
Police are still trying to find the driver that fled the scene. A full investigation remains ongoing.
Liability For North Tonawanda Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian collisions. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “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 factors that could contribute to a hit-and-run collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
The family of any person that is killed 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. Sadly, though, drivers will do everything in their power to deny liability for any accident. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Hit-And-Run Collision
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the woman injured in this collision. The driver responsible for this crash should do the right thing and come forward. It is never too late to do the right thing.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a North Tonawanda hit-and-run collision? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here for you. 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.