Buffalo Pedestrian Accident Leaves “The Boondoggle Guy” Seriously Injured

Posted: April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

A Buffalo Pedestrian Accident earlier this month was responsible for leaving a well-known downtown figure seriously injured. Reports indicate the accident occurred on Monday, April 8, along Oak Street.

An article released by WIVB 4 News stated that a car hit the 48-year-old man, known as “The Boondoggle Guy”, as he attempted to cross the street. Paramedics were called to the scene and they rushed the victim to a local hospital. He was last listed in critical condition at the facility.

The accident left many residents who work and live downtown concerned over safety when walking along the city’s streets. The Personal Injury Lawyers with the William Mattar Law Offices say there are several things a person can do to reduce their chances of being involved in a pedestrian accident.

One of the most important aspects of safety when walking is to be visible to others. One of the most common causes of accidents that involve a vehicle and a pedestrian is that motorists fail to see a person walking. That is why the firm says it is so important to wear light-colored or reflective clothing. Carrying a flashlight while walking at night can help, too.

Another thing to remember when considering pedestrian safety is to always look twice in both directions before crossing a street.

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