Nov. 16, 2012
An accident between a motorcycle and several pedestrians in Amherst, New York, claimed two lives and left one person seriously injured. An article from Northland’s NewsCenter says law enforcement believes alcohol may have been a contributing factor to the Amherst pedestrian accident.
Reports show that officers were called to an accident along Towanda Creek Road at around 3:20 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. A spokesman for the Amherst Police Department, Captain Patrick McKenna, stated that upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered a motorcycle had crashed into two separate groups of people walking along a bicycle path parallel with the road.
A 25-year-old woman from Buffalo was transported to a local hospital along with another 81-year-old victim of the pedestrian accident. Both died a short time after arrival. Another 79-year-old victim was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Further investigation at the scene determined the motorcyclist came around a curve in the road, went off the road and onto the pedestrian path. Police believe the motorcyclist was intoxicated and possibly speeding at the time of the crash and placed him under arrest for driving while intoxicated and criminally negligent homicide.
The Pedestrian Accident Attorneys with William Mattar Law Offices believe too many people are killed and injured at the hands of drunk drivers and would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victims involved in this tragic accident.