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Five Students Injured In Westchester Bus Accident

New York State Police Investigating Westchester Bus Accident on Taconic State Parkway

Five Students Injured In Westchester Bus Accident

WESTCHESTER, NEW YORK (April 21, 2024) – At least five students were injured in a Westchester bus accident with an SUV on Taconic State Parkway.

Westchester officials are saying that the incident took place at around 9:30 a.m. on Friday. An SUV, Hummer, and school bus were involved in a collision under uncertain conditions.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. A total of seven people were injured. Five of the victims were children on the school bus.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For New York School Bus Accidents

School buses are typically very safe, but many accidents still happen. According to Injury Facts, “From 2010 to 2019, about 69% of the deaths in school bus-related crashes were occupants of vehicles other than the school bus, and 17% were pedestrians. About 6% were school bus passengers, 5% were school bus drivers, and 3% were pedalcyclists.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a school bus accident, including:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Vehicle system failures

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. If a bus driver fails to slow down in order to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The company or school district that the bus driver worked for could also be held at fault. A car accident attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Getting Legal Help After A Westchester School Bus Accident

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Westchester school bus accident? Our team of bus accident 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. Whether you just have legal questions or are thinking about hiring an attorney, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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