Driver Involved In MTA Bus Accident Had Suspended License
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (May 30, 2023) – At least 14 people were injured in a Brooklyn MTA bus accident by the intersection of Essex Street and New Lots Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:30 p.m. on Monday. An MTA bus was involved in a collision with a Chevy Impala and Toyota Siena.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. At least 14 people were injured in the crash.
Liability For Brooklyn MTA Bus Accidents
Thousands of people are injured in MTA bus accidents every year. According to one report from the New York Post, “At least 2,520 people — or 2.7 per day — were injured [from 2015 – 2018], according to the MTA. At least 14 people died, including a 25-year-old skateboarder, a 62-year-old pedestrian, a 60-year-old motorist and a 70-year-old with a walker who was mutilated by a hit-and-run bus.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any bus accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A bus accident attorney should be contacted.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting other vehicles. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting another vehicle, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Brooklyn Bus Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the victims of this collision. 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 all who have been harmed.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an MTA bus accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help you in any way that we can. 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 any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.