Niagara Falls Teen Suffers Injuries from Taxi Accident

Posted: October 12, 2012

Oct.12, 2012

A teenage girl from Niagara Falls, New York, was seriously injured in an accident caused by the intoxicated cab driver. An article from The Buffalo News said the crash occurred Wednesday morning, at around 2:35 a.m., near the intersection of 11th Street and Ontario Avenue.

A spokesperson for the Niagara Falls Police Department, Captain Salvatore Pino, stated the cab driver was traveling on 11th Street with the 17-year-old passenger in the rear when he veered off the road and collided with a utility pole. The vehicle was split in two and rolled several times before hitting another pole and coming to rest in the front yard of a residence.

Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt at the time of the Niagara Falls Car Accident. The teenage passenger was ejected from the force of the collision. Both were rushed to a local hospital for treatment on their car accident injuries, and the driver was arrested for driving under the influence.

Officers say the driver could be facing more charges at the conclusion of a full investigation into the incident.

The Buffalo Car Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices believe taxi companies and their drivers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of passengers at all times and failure to do so could be considered negligence. Our legal staff is here to help if you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident caused by the carelessness of a commercial driver.

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