Amherst man killed in fatal accident near Niagara Falls Boulevard

- Published: 31 August 2016
Amherst man killed in fatal accident near Niagara Falls Boulevard

Niagara Falls Boulevard was shut for a few hours Tuesday morning between Edward White Dr. what's more, S. Ellicott Creek Rd. because of a deadly mishap including a pedestrian. 

The mischance happened right away before 6 A. M. close to the convergence of Niagara Falls Blvd. what's more, Roger Chaffee Dr. 

Amherst Police say John Strasser, 61, of Amherst was executed. Police say the driver of the vehicle included is a 20-year-old male from Buffalo. The mischance is under scrutiny and no charges have been recorded now.

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Strasser has turned into the most recent casualty in what has been a string of late car passerby fatalities along the hectically voyaged segment of the Boulevard, as per Amherst Police Captain Patrick McKenna. 

"We've had no less than five that I can consider in the last three or four years, where people on foot have been struck and slaughtered on this segment of the Boulevard," McKenna said. 

Strasser was utilizing a walker when attempting to cross a segment of the bustling lane which has five activity paths, no movement sign or crosswalk, and no road lights adjacent. 

"It's a 45 mile for every hour speed farthest point and attempting to get crosswise over five paths without the assistance of an activity light is somewhat risky,," said McKenna. 

After it had been recognized as a standout amongst the most unsafe segments of street for people on foot in the state, the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) set out two years back to enhance security by introducing person on foot signals at 18 crossing points along the Boulevard between Kenmore Avenue and Tonawanda Creek Road. 

The new flags, introduced at an expense of $800,000 are furnished with push catches, which actuate clocks which tell walkers when they can anticipate that the light will change. 

In any case, on the grounds that there is no movement light at the crossing point where Tuesday's heartbreaking accident happened, none were introduced there. 

"It's not handy to have them at each crossing point, but rather there are most likely a few convergences that they ought to really introduce movement control lights and this might be one of them," said Ross Cellino of Cellino and Barnes, who says his law office has been included in a few damage and mishap cases coming from occurrences along Niagara Falls Boulevard. 

"It might be useful for moving autos starting with one place then onto the next, yet it truly wasn't intended for walkers to cross, particularly with the middle turn paths," Cellino said. 

Spot representative Susan Surdej told WGRZ-TV the organization will hold up until the police examination is finished before investigating what, if any extra security measures might be attempted there. 

She additionally noticed that the state has set out on new, far reaching walker security activity that gives $110 million to passerby wellbeing changes over the state.