Teenage Moped Rider Critically Injured In Ridgewood, Queens Bus Accident Along Seneca Avenue
QUEENS, NEW YORK (April 15, 2022) – A teenager was critically injured in an MTA bus accident while riding a moped on Seneca Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 1:11 p.m. on Tuesday. A teenage boy was riding a moped when he was involved in a collision with an MTA bus.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. He was taken to the Brookdale Hospital in critical condition.
A full investigation into the Moped collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Queens MTA Bus Accidents
Many people are killed or seriously injured in bus accidents every year. According to 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.” Buses have large blind spots and it’s not uncommon for bus drivers to overlook pedestrians. In all, there are a number of factors that could contribute to a bus accident.
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
All bus drivers are supposed to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a bus driver hits a pedestrian, they could be held at fault through a civil claim. Moreover, the company that the bus driver worked for could also be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the negligent actions of their employees. Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including.
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma
Any person that is injured in a New York City bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Many victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries until several weeks or months after an accident. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Queens MTA Bus Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the moped rider injured in this accident. It is our sincere hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an MTA bus accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.