Two Injured in Amherst Collision Involving Local Fire Chief

by | September 5th, 2012

Sept. 5, 2012

Head-on collisions only account for roughly 2 percent of all motor vehicle crashes, but they are responsible for causing 10 percent of all auto accident fatalities. Experts say that wrong-way drivers are one of the leading causes of these accidents.

According to an article released by WGRZ 2 News, a wrong-way driver was responsible for causing an Amherst, New York, car accident that left two injured, including a local assistant fire chief. Reports indicate that the Buffalo Car Accident occurred early this morning along Millersport Highway.

The chief was driving along the road in response to a 911 emergency call involving smoke. A car approached the chief’s lane of travel in the wrong direction. He was unable to avoid a collision, and the wrong-way driver’s vehicle became wedged beneath the fireman’s vehicle.

While the fire chief only suffered minor injuries, the other driver had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was rushed to a local hospital emergency room for treatment.

Detectives with the Amherst Police Department say that they will continue an investigation into the crash.

The Buffalo Auto Accident Lawyers with the William Mattar Law Offices understand how devastating injuries from a crash can be, and encourage injury victims to seek the advice of an attorney in order to protect their legal rights.