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13 Injured In Bronx MTA Bus Accident

New York Police Department Investigating Bronx MTA Bus Accident Involving Trash Truck By Bruckner Boulevard and Hunts Point Avenue

13 Injured In Bronx MTA Bus Accident

BRONX, NEW YORK (June 1, 2024) – At least 13 people were injured in a Bronx MTA bus accident involving a trash truck by Bruckner Boulevard and Hunts Point Avenue.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 9:10 p.m. on Thursday. An MTA bus and a Department of Sanitation garbage truck were involved in a collision.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. A total of 13 people were injured, and 8 people were taken to the hospital.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For MTA Bus Accidents

Buses are typically very safe for passengers. But they pose a number of hazards for pedestrians and those in smaller vehicles. According to The Journalist’s Resource, “on average, about 63,000 buses [of all kinds] are involved in an accident each year; about 14,000 result in an injured person, and 325 result in a fatal injury. About 50 passengers (including the driver) are killed, on average, in a given year.” Several factors could contribute to any bus accident.

  • Speeding
  • Driver inexperience
  • Poor road conditions
  • Driver intoxication

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many crashes involve drivers who make dangerous left turns. According to New York Vehicle Code 1141, “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.” Several steps should be taken after any bus accident.

  • Surveillance should be sought.
  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • An experienced bus accident attorney should be contacted.

Buses can be difficult to operate in the best of circumstances. These vehicles have large blind spots, and bus drivers may not see other vehicles before a collision. This is why it is so important that bus drivers are well-trained. There could be numerous sources of liability for any collision. After any bus accident, it is important to consult with a skilled bus accident attorney who can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Bronx Garbage Truck Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the drivers injured in this Bronx collision. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other accidents like this.

Do you need more information about a Bronx MTA bus accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. 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.

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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.