MTA Bus Accident Involving Van Injured 10 People In West Farms, Bronx
BRONX, NEW YORK (July 29, 2023) – At least 10 people were injured in a West Farms, Bronx MTA bus accident involving a van along East 180th Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. Surveillance footage showed a van slamming into the back of the MTA bus.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. One witness said that the van appeared to be going 80 to 95 mph.
In all, 10 people were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. A full investigation into the West Farms MTA bus accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Bronx MTA Bus Accidents
Far too many people are killed or seriously injured every year in MTA bus accidents. According to one report from the New York Post, “At least 2,520 people — or 2.7 per day — were injured [from 2015 – 2018], according to the MTA. At least 14 people died, including a 25-year-old skateboarder, a 62-year-old pedestrian, a 60-year-old motorist and a 70-year-old with a walker who was mutilated by a hit-and-run bus.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to any MTA bus accident.
- MTA buses have a wide turning radius and are more likely to be involved in side impact collisions.
- Drivers are more likely to lose control of their vehicle at higher speeds.
- Many bus accidents occur at intersections.
Speed is the most common contributing factor for car accidents. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1180, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. If a driver fails to exercise due care and hits another vehicle, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that hits a vehicle in their own lane of traffic. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any bus accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records related to the accident should be preserved.
- An experienced bus accident attorney should be conducted.
It can be hard to know where to begin after any bus accident. Many accident victims may not be able to work for significant periods of time. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating West Farms MTA Bus Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this West Farms MTA bus accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that all of the victims will be able to make a full recovery.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a New York City MTA bus accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.