Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 6:27 am
Niagara Falls, NY (January 24, 2019) – Police in Niagara Falls have reported that a pedestrian was tragically struck and killed by a motor vehicle while crossing Buffalo Avenue in the city. The fatal accident was stated to have happened on Wednesday night, January 23, at around 8:00 p.m.
According to Niagara Falls Police, a pedestrian identified as 65-year-old Boyd Criswell, of Niagara Falls had been attempting to cross Buffalo Avenue in the 8700 block when he was struck by a car. The vehicle, operated by a 45-year-old local woman, had been traveling eastbound along the avenue when the accident occurred.
Paramedics were dispatched to the scene where they immediately transported Criswell to Erie County Medical Center for hip and leg injuries. The victim was sadly pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. The incident is currently under investigation by the Niagara Falls Police Crash Management team.
Authorities are asking that anyone with any information call (716) 286-4711 or (716) 286-4563.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Our warmest thoughts and deepest condolences are wholeheartedly extended to the loved ones of Boyd Criswell, first and foremost. New York pedestrian accidents are commonly fatal due to the susceptibility of the victim at the time of impact. While it can be terribly challenging, it is important for the loved ones of the victim to know that they may have the right to file for compensation following such a sudden loss.
At Hach & Rose, we recognize that there is nothing as traumatic as the unexpected loss of a loved one. Our compassionate New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have, as we are entirely devoted to assisting those who are suffering because of the blatantly careless or criminal actions of another party. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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