Several People Injured In The Bronx After MTA Bus Struck Subway Truck Pillar Near Boston Road and East Tremont Avenue
BRONX, NEW YORK (August 15, 2022) – Several people were injured in an MTA bus accident after the bus hit a subway track pillar by Boston Road and East Tremont Avenue.
New York city police officials are saying that the collision took place around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. An MTA bus collided with a subway pillar for unknown reasons.
The force of the impact shattered the front windshield on the bus. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the crash in order to help all of the victims.
At least 12 people were injured in the crash and taken to local area hospitals. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bronx Bus Accidents
Far too many people have been seriously injured or killed in MTA bus accidents. According to the New York Post, “MTA buses racked up at least 21,823 crashes, collisions and other mishaps over 31 months beginning in 2015 — an average of 23 per day.” The vast majority of these accidents are preventable and involve some amount of human error. There are a number of steps that bus companies can take in order to prevent collisions.
- Bus drivers should be well trained.
- Buses should be regularly inspected and properly maintained.
- Bus drivers should undergo periodic medical exams to ensure they are fit to drive.
Buses are considered common carriers and their drivers are held to a high standard in terms of safety. They must scan the road ahead of them and do everything in their power to prevent collisions. Any person that is injured in a 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. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Bronx Bus Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Bronx bus accident? Our team of bus accident 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 deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can call us anytime at (516) 908-9792.