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Bicyclist Injured In Elmira School Bus Accident

 

New York State Police Investigating Bicycle Accident Involving School Bus By East Water Street and Madison Avenue

Bicyclist Injured In Elmira School Bus Accident

ELMIRA, NEW YORK (April 17, 2024) – One person was injured in an Elmira bus accident involving a bicyclist at the intersection of East Water Street and Madison Avenue.

Elmira police officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:00 p.m. on April 16. A bus was traveling down the road when it was involved in a collision with a bicyclist.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. One person was taken away from the scene in an ambulance.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For New York School Bus Accidents

School buses are considered “common carriers” under the law, and their drivers are held to a high standard in terms of safety. They must do everything that human care and vigilance can do to avoid collisions. School buses can weigh ten to twenty times more than a passenger vehicle. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a school bus collision.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Dangerous left turns
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person injured in a school bus accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.

Investigating Elmira School Bus Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the bicyclist injured in this collision. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Elmira school bus accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys is 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.

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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.