The parents of a University at Buffalo student struck and killed in May as she crossed an accident-prone intersection in Amherst have filed a notice of claim against the town and Erie County.
The traffic and pedestrian lights at the intersection of Sweet Home and Chestnut Ridge roads were "in a defective and unsafe condition," according to the claim filed by Marcia and Carlton Miller.
Their daughter, Angel R. McKnight-Miller, 23, of New York City, was hit about 12:25 a.m. on May 11 by a northbound vehicle. The driver was not charged.
The claim accuses the town and county of negligence in failing to maintain the lights and install adequate lighting despite many prior accidents.
McKnight-Miller was studying for a master’s degree in UB's School of Social Work.