Amherst, NY – Vehicle Crash Takes Two Lives on Millersport Hwy near John James Audubon Pkwy

Amherst, NY – Vehicle Crash Takes Two Lives on Millersport Hwy near John James Audubon Pkwy

Amherst, NY (February 21, 2023) – A fatal traffic accident closed a highway in Amherst for approximately six hours on Tuesday morning, February 21. 

Reports show an 18-year-old man, a 19-year-old woman, and a 20-year-old man lost their lives in the crash after their vehicle veered off of the roadway and flipped over. Police in Amherst responded to the scene located on the Millersport Highway near John James Audubon Parkway. 

The incident occurred just after 11:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20. The victims were pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The driver, a 17-year-old boy, and an 18-year-old woman were transported to ECMC with injuries. Their conditions remain unknown at this time. 

The accident remains under police investigation at this time. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

New York Car Accidents

Car accidents continue to be one of the most common people lose their lives in the state of New Jersey. Each year, countless individuals are sent to the hospital with injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones due to auto accidents. A lot of these collisions take place at crowded intersections throughout the state of New Jersey. 

Auto accidents happen at intersections for a multitude of reasons. One main cause is driver error. Running red lights, stop signs, not using turn signals, and failing to yield the right-of-way. Other times, it may simply be a matter of inattention and not being able to react in a timely manner. 

Another common cause of auto accidents at intersections is when one driver attempts to make it through the yellow light at the last minute and t-bones another vehicle that may already be passing through the intersection. These types of crashes are especially tragic and dangerous because neither vehicle has enough time to react to avoid the collision. 

Inclement weather can also contribute to auto accidents. If it’s snowing, foggy, or raining, drivers’ visibility may be reduced, upping the chance of accidents. Slick roads can also be a problem making it difficult to stop in a safe amount of time. 

Sometimes, people are so badly injured that they end up losing their lives. If you’ve recently lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident caused by driver negligence, an Amherst wrongful death attorney can help you exercise and preserve your legal rights toward compensation. After your loved one’s accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the driver who caused it. This type of lawsuit can help you recover financial compensation for some of the costs and damages you face.

If you or someone in your family has been involved in a car crash due to driver negligence, Metro Law is the perfect firm to work with. Our team has over 40 years of experience representing victims across the states of New Jersey and New York, earning a proven reputation as committed legal advocates. Schedule a free consultation with our team at Metro Law today by calling 800-469-6476.