Pedestrian Critically Injured In Buffalo Car Accident At Niagara Street By Carolina Street
BUFFALO, NEW YORK (December 2, 2019) – A 48-year-old man was critically injured in a car accident that took place near the intersection of Niagara Street and Carolina Street.
New York police officials are saying that the accident happened around 6:50 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a car hit the pedestrian and knocked him to the ground.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. He was taken to the Erie County Medical Center in order to receive treatment.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Buffalo Pedestrian Accidents
According to New York Traffic Law Section 1511, “When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk on the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, except that any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overpass has been provided shall yield the right of way to all vehicles.”
Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Victims often don’t realize the full extent of their injuries until several weeks or months after an accident. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Buffalo Pedestrian Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim of this car accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Buffalo police department as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent additional accidents like this.