Posted on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 at 11:45 pm
Amherst, NY (October 27, 2018) – The life of one woman was taken in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst. The pedestrian was since identified as Jennifer Duffin.
Duffin was the sixth and most recent pedestrian to lose her life in that area this year. The accident happened in the late hours of the night when Duffin was leaving the area on foot. Duffin walked across three southbound lanes and started walking north along the center turning lane, which is when she was suddenly struck by a vehicle.
The force of the accident was so severe that Duffin was thrown onto the vehicle and its windshield. Jennifer was alive when emergency responders came to the scene. She went to have surgery at a local hospital but unfortunately did not survive.
Many people in the area believe that there are some issues with the roadway regarding pedestrian safety such as missing pavement markings, improperly timed lights, and more. Police continue to investigate at this time.
Amherst Pedestrian Accident
At this time, we wish to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Jennifer Duffin, as we know that it can be extremely difficult to face the aftermath of one of these accidents and move forward after losing somebody closest to you. New York pedestrian accidents take place on our roads for many reasons, some of which are faulted by drivers who are not paying close attention to these vulnerable parties on our roadways.
If your loved one has been taken from you in an accident due to the negligent actions of another driver, you need to understand that you have rights and might be able to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. At Hach & Rose, we want to extend our help to you as our team of accident lawyers help you through every step in the process. If you have lost somebody closest to you in one of these accidents, please do not hesitate to call us today at (212) 779-0057. Let us take care of these matters for you.
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