Speed Responsible for West Seneca Car Crash that Injures One

by | July 23rd, 2012

July 23, 2012

Speed is believed to be a factor in a single-vehicle auto accident that left a 25-year-old Buffalo, New York, man in critical condition over the weekend. An article from WIVB 4 News stated that the crash happened on Seneca Street at around 4 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Officers who responded to the Buffalo Auto Accident say that the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed down the residential street when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle skidded off of the road before striking a tree. The impact of the collision cut the vehicle in half and ejected the driver. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that a large proportion of motor vehicle accidents are linked to speed. Their data shows that travel speeds increased and motor vehicle fatalities went up approximately 15 percent on highways in the many states that raised their speed limits in 1996. This has resulted in more than 12,000 deaths each year on America’s roadways with a taxpayer cost of around $40.4 billion.

The Buffalo Auto Accident Attorneys with the William Mattar Law Offices ask that all motorists be mindful of their surroundings and obey posted speed limits. Doing so could very easily prevent an accident from occurring that leaves you or another driver seriously injured.