Woman Arrested After Fleeing the Scene of Niagara Falls Pedestrian Accident
June 29th, 2012|
June 29, 2012
Following the recent acquittal of Dr. Corsanti in a high-profile vehicular homicide case, experts believe that there could be a rise in the number of drivers who flee the scene of an accident.
In fact, since the jury came to its decision in Corsanti’s case, western New York has already seen another hit and run accident. According to The Wall Street Journal, a 54-year-old woman was arrested this past Wednesday after leaving the scene of a Niagara Falls Pedestrian Accident in which she struck a 26-year-old woman and her 6-year-old son as they crossed the street. The woman that was struck by the car died the next day, and her son suffered several injuries.
When police arrested the woman in connection with the collision, she told officers that she had no idea that she had hit anyone. Officers say that speed and alcohol were not contributing factors to the crash.
In response to the public’s growing concern, New York legislators are working to pass Alix’s Law. The new legislation would make it illegal to leave the scene of an accident with any collision. Current laws require an accident to be reported when a driver believes property damage or an injury has occurred.
The Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers with the William Mattar Law Offices would like to remind motorists that it is illegal to fail to render aid to anyone that has been injured in an accident.