Dec. 5, 2012
A 66-year-old man from Elma, New York, died earlier this week after being struck by a tractor-trailer while crossing the street in front of his home. According to an article from Your News Now, the incident occurred at around 5 p.m. on Monday along Bullis Road.
Sheriff Timothy B. Howard, a spokesman for the Erie County Sheriff’s Department, stated that the man was walking across a dark section of road when a tractor-trailer being driven by a 50-year-old man from Lockport failed to see the victim in the road and hit him. Although the driver of the truck remained at the scene and called for assistance from rescue crews, the victim died at the scene a short time later.
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that 13 pedestrians die as a result of motor vehicle accidents each day—which means more than one life is claimed by a pedestrian accident every two hours. The frequency of Pedestrian Accidents in New York is even higher considering the state’s high volume of urban areas. Data shows that New York City had the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the nation.
The Buffalo Car Accident Attorneys with William Mattar Law Offices know the difficult emotions associated with suddenly losing a loved one in such a tragedy, and would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim.