Orchard Park, NY (November 27, 2018) – A hit-and-run driver is actively being searched for by police after the suspect struck and injured a deputy outside of New Era Field in Orchard Park on Sunday, November 25. The accident took place on Big Tree Road and Route 219 after the Buffalo Bills game, according to authorities.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office stated that the deputy had been directing traffic at the aforementioned intersection when he was hit and injured by a truck. The deputy was reported to have suffered an arm injury as he was quickly taken to a hospital in Buffalo for treatment.
The suspect’s vehicle has been identified as a dark-colored Ford F-250 pickup truck with a hunting-related decal covering the rear window. Deputies stated that the pickup continued east on Big Tree Road after striking the victim, and then made a left turn onto Route 219 northbound.
No further details have been made available at this time, as police are asking the public to come forward with any information on the driver of the vehicle involved.
We would considerately like to offer our most heartfelt sympathies to the victim of this accident, as we are hopeful for their full recovery. New York pedestrian accidents typically occur for various reasons, however, the deliberate recklessness exhibited by hit-and-run drivers is unforgivable, particularly when the at-fault driver has caused substantial harm to another person.
It is important to understand that you may have serious rights as the victim of someone else’s reckless behavior, especially following a workplace accident where the duties performed include directing traffic. At Hach & Rose, our New York accident attorneys are committed to serving those who have been injured by the careless actions of another individual or entity. If you have been hurt in a New York pedestrian accident or have suffered a workplace injury, call 212-779-0057 and let us put our knowledge to work for you today.
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