Construction Lift Collided With MTA Bus In Midtown Under Uncertain Conditions
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (August 17, 2023) – At least eight people were injured after construction lift was involved in a crash with an MTA bus in Midtown on East 4th Street.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place on Monday night. A Construction lift hit the side of a BxM6 bus as it was traveling northbound.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victims. A total of eight people were treated for their injuries.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Manhattan Bus Accidents
Bus accidents are much more common than many people may realize. According to the Journalist’s Resource, “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.” The vast majority of bus accidents are preventable and involve some amount of human error. There are many factors that could contribute to a bus accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many bus accidents involve drivers that were traveling at unsafe speeds. The FMCSA requires buses that can carry 16 or more people to have at least $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Any person that is injured may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim.
Investigating A Midtown MTA Bus Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this bus accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an MTA bus accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.