Lewiston, NY (May 7, 2020) – A victim identified only as a 28-year-old woman from the Tuscarora Reservation was killed in a crash on Thursday morning, May 7th, according to police. The accident happened between an ATV and an SUV on Garlow Road in Lewiston.
Authorities stated that the victim was riding an ATV near Hanks Smoke Shop when she was struck by a white SUV at around 2:14 a.m. The severely injured woman was found in a field approximately 40 yards from the scene. She had suffered major trauma and was pronounced deceased a short time later.
The 23-year-old male driver of the SUV initially fled the scene but was later apprehended in Niagara Falls. He is currently charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident as the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in New York
On average, at least 292 people are killed each and every year during various motor vehicle accidents in New York. ATVs are assumed to be a bit more dangerous than other types of vehicles, however, when the victim is not at fault for a crash there may be extensive rights to follow. The blatantly reckless actions of hit-and-run drivers are commonly responsible for the pain and suffering of victims and their families, and there is no substitute for skilled representation during such a time.
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