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Multiple People Injured In Horseheads School Bus Accident

New York State Police Investigating Horseheads School Bus Accident on Gardner Road by Westinghouse Road

Multiple People Injured In Horseheads School Bus Accident

HORSEHEADS, NEW YORK (March 18, 2024) – Several people were injured in a Horseheads school bus accident near the intersection of Gardner Road and Westinghouse Road.

Chemung County officials are saying that the collision took place around 3:30 p.m. on March 13. A driver in a passenger vehicle was involved in a collision with a school bus.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. At least two people in the passenger vehicle were injured and taken to the hospital.

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

Liability For Chemung County School Bus Accidents

School buses are typically very safe for bus passengers. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, “School buses are the safest vehicles on the road, and one of the safest modes of transportation overall. In fact, children are much safer traveling in school buses than in any other vehicle, whether they’re going to and from school, a field trip, or a sporting event. They are even safer riding in a school bus than in a car with their parents or caregivers.” There are a number of common causes of bus accidents.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions

School buses are considered “common carriers,” and their drivers are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Many bus accidents are due to drivers who were traveling too fast for the prevailing conditions. Any person who is injured in a school bus accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A school bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Horseheads School Bus Accidents

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Horseheads school bus accident? Our team of bus accident attorneys is 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 any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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