Posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 12:18 am
Buffalo, NY (June 17, 2019) – Two police officers are currently being treated for injuries at Erie County Medical Center after being struck by an out of control ATV early on Sunday evening, June 16th. The incident was reported to have happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Fillmore Avenue and Best Street.
According to authorities, the two officers were on bike patrol duty for the Juneteenth Festival, which takes place in the area. Police stated that a 40-year-old man who was recklessly operating an ATV ran down the officers when they attempted to stop him. The impact of the accident was enough to drag one of the officers several feet along the side of the roadway.
Emergency medical crews assisted the injured officers who are now being treated at ECMC for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the ATV is now in custody and facing a slew of charges, including assault on a police officer and reckless endangerment.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
First and foremost, we would like to offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to both injured officers as we highly hope for their full recoveries. New York bicycle accidents often come with devastating results, particularly when a seriously negligent driver is at fault, and it is terribly important to understand that you may have serious rights concerning compensation for your injuries.
When your suffering is caused by the sheer reckless or criminal behavior of another driver, it is important to realize the inestimable value of a qualified New York accident attorney. At Hach & Rose, we are aware of the destruction that negligent drivers inflict upon their victims, and our compassionate New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have been injured in a New York bicycle accident, call 212-779-0057 today.
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