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Multiple People Injured In Bronx School Bus Accident On Hutchinson River Parkway

Many People Injured In Bronx School Bus Accident After School Bus Flipped Over On Hutchinson River Parkway

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BRONX, NEW YORK (August 14, 2020) – Dozens of people were injured in a Bronx school bus accident after the school bus flipped over along Hutchinson River Parkway.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 6:00 a.m. on Thursday. There were 37 adults on the school bus when it flipped over in the roadway.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Several people were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.

A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Bronx School Bus Accidents

School buses are typically some of the safest forms of transportation that children and adults can take. But they do pose serious hazards to people in passenger vehicles. Buses are also much more prone to tipping over because they have a high center of gravity. There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a school bus accident.

  • Speeding
  • Poor road conditions
  • Inclement weather
  • Driver distraction
  • Driver fatigue

Bus drivers will typically need to get a commercial driver’s license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Many collisions are due to bus drivers that are traveling too fast for the prevailing conditions. Even traveling the speed limit could be dangerous depending on the prevailing conditions of the roadway. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any bus accident.

  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
  • A bus accident attorney should be consulted.

The FMCSA requires buses that can carry 16 or more people to have at least $5,000,000 worth of liability insurance. Any person that is injured in a car 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 School Bus Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this crash. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of the victims.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Bronx school bus accident? Our team of bus accident 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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