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10 Children Injured In Queens School Bus Accident

Queens School Bus Filled With Special Needs Children Involved In Collision

10 Children Injured In Queens School Bus Accident

QUEENS, NEW YORK (June 20, 2024) – At least 10 children and several adults were injured in a Queens school bus accident by 223rd Street and Oakland Gardens.

New York City police officials are saying that the incident took place around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. A special needs school bus was involved in a collision under uncertain conditions.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. An estimated 10 special needs children were injured and taken to the hospital.

Three adults suffered serious injuries and were also hospitalized. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Queens School Bus Accidents

School buses are typically very safe for passengers. But they can be particularly dangerous for pedestrians and those in smaller vehicles. According to the National Safety Council, “School bus-related crashes killed 104 people nationwide in 2022, down 3.7% compared to the 108 deaths in 2021, according to National Safety Council (NSC) tabulations of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).” Bus drivers should take a number of measures in order to avoid collisions.

  • Bus drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
  • Bus drivers should check their blind spots before making turns at intersections.
  • Bus drivers should slow down during periods of low visibility or inclement weather.

Bus companies are considered common carriers, and their drivers must do everything in their power to avoid collisions. A large number of bus accidents are due to drivers who are speeding. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1180, no person is allowed to operate a motor vehicle faster than what would be prudent or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. If a bus driver fails to slow down in order to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of school bus accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries.

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • PTSD

The vast majority of school bus collisions are preventable. They tend to involve some amount of driver error. In many instances, more than one driver could be at fault. Any person who is injured in a school bus accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A school bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case free of charge and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating New York City Bus Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people and their families injured in this Queens school bus accident. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be some accountability for all who have been affected.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Queens school bus accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.