Niagara Falls, NY – Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Crash on Walnut AveNY/NJ Legal News
Niagara Falls, NY (September 18, 2019) – Officers from the Niagara Falls Police Department are looking into an accident that took place early Sunday morning, September 15th that left a 21-year-old in serious condition.
At about 20 minutes after midnight, local police were dispatched to the 1900 block of Walnut Avenue after a 2006 Buick that was heading westbound on Walnut left the roadway, hitting a man and two trees.
The driver of the car, a 30-year-old male, stated that he veered to the right to circumvent hitting a pedestrian but somehow managed to strike him anyway.
An AMR Ambulance crew along with Niagara Falls firefighters offered on-site medical treatment. The victim was then transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Later on, the victim was transported once again to Erie County Medical Center. He is currently listed in critical condition with several injuries.
The driver of the Buick remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Niagara Falls
The majority of pedestrian accidents take place due to a collision with a car or other vehicle. Typical locales for these types of accidents include alleys, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, crosswalks, intersections, playgrounds, and school zones.
Drivers who fail to pay attention to the road frequently fail to notice pedestrians in their vicinity. Distracted drivers, drunk drivers and drivers who speed often fail to notice traffic signs, crosswalks, and traffic signals as well. Negligent drivers should be held accountable for their carelessness.
When someone is hit by a car, they have no safety features that protect them from the car’s impact. Depending on the speed at which the car is driving, a pedestrian’s injuries can vary from concussions and fractures to catastrophic brain injury and spinal cord damage, all of which could potentially cause lifelong disability, coma or even death.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a pedestrian-involved accident then you may have a right to financial compensation to cover any damages such as hospital bills, lost wages due to time away from work, pain and suffering, or even wrongful death. Here at Metro Law, we will stand by your side throughout your case and make sure your rights are protected. For a free consultation regarding your case, call us today at (800) 469-6476 and find out what we can do for you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.