Several People Injured In Wappingers Falls School Bus Accident Along Route 9
WAPPINGERS FALLS, NEW YORK (August 21, 2022) – Several people were injured in a Dutchess County school bus accident along State Route 9.
Dutchess County officials are saying that the collision took place on Friday afternoon. A mini school bus collided with the back of a BMW SUV.
Another BMW sedan became involved in the collision. That vehicle went down an embankment. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Dutchess County School Bus Accidents
Bus companies are considered common carriers under the law and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. All drivers have a legal obligation to maintain a safe distance with the vehicle ahead of them. The vast majority of rear-end collisions are due to drivers that are speeding or following the lead vehicle too closely. Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Any person that is injured due to the negligence of a bus driver 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. However, bus companies will often try to avoid responsibility for accidents they are involved in. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Dutchess County School Bus Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a school bus accident on Route 9? 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 need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need help after a bus accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.