Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accident Leaves New York Teen Dead

by William Mattar | May 7th, 2012

May 7, 2012

According to government statistics, approximately one in ten car accidents are considered hit-and-run accidents. The rate of these instances has also skyrocketed by 15 percent over the past 15 years.

Take, for instance, the recent case of a tragic hit-and-run accident in Lancaster, New York, that claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy. According to WGRZ 2 News, the crash occurred at 8:45 p.m. Thursday along Lake Avenue, near Sagebrush Lane.

Reports from the Lancaster Police Department indicate that the teen was riding his bike south along Lake Avenue on the eastern side of the road. That’s when a car approaching the boy from behind crossed over the center dividing lines of the road and hit him. The driver paused only for a moment before speeding away.

A resident who witnessed the crash followed the 23-year-old driver to his home where he confronted him about the accident and brought him back to the scene.

“I thought I hit a tree, so I kept going. It’s my fault. I left because I’m an idiot,” the man told police. He now faces charges of leaving the scene, failing to stay left of center, DWI, and vehicular manslaughter.

Drinking and driving is the one of the most common causes of Buffalo Bicycle Accidents. That’s why the Auto Accident Attorneys with the William Mattar Law Offices ask that motorists never get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.