Western New York Pedestrian Accident Claims 84-Year-Old Man’s Life

by | December 13th, 2013

December 13, 2013

The risk of pedestrian accidents is a serious danger for those traveling by foot in New York. In fact, data from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles shows there were a total of 15,832 collisions between vehicles and pedestrians last year. These accidents resulted in 312 pedestrians losing their lives and another 15,607 being seriously injured.

The Buffalo Pedestrian Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices point out that recently, an 84-year-old man from Lewiston, New York, was killed as the result of a collision with a car. Reports indicate the accident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. yesterday along Model City Road in Lewiston.

According to an article from The Buffalo News, the victim was attempting to cross the street in order to deliver food to a neighbor. However, a vehicle driven by an 82-year-old woman struck him. The impact left the victim with serious injuries that claimed his life before rescue crews could arrive to the scene.

The motorist involved in the collision later told investigating officers she never saw the victim in the road and only stopped after hearing something strike her vehicle.

William Mattar’s Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how difficult it can be to lose a loved one to an unforeseen accident, and the firm would like to send their condolences to the family of the man who was killed as a result of this tragic accident.