School Bus Carrying Dozens of Students Involved In Queens Collision on Nassau Expressway Near Lefferts Boulevard
QUEENS, NEW YORK (January 21, 2023) – Several students were injured in a Queens school bus accident on the Nassau Expressway not far from Lefferts Boulevard.
New York City police officials are saying that the incident took place early Monday. A school bus and at least one other vehicle were involved in the collision.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. There were a total of 45 students on the school bus. Several were injured and two were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For New York School Bus Accidents
School buses are typically very safe, but many accidents still happen. According to Injury Facts, “From 2010 to 2019, about 69% of the deaths in school bus-related crashes were occupants of vehicles other than the school bus, and 17% were pedestrians. About 6% were school bus passengers, 5% were school bus drivers, and 3% were pedalcyclists.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a school bus accident:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Vehicle system failures
Depending on the facts of any case, a school district or private bus company could be liable for a school bus accident. In general, employers are liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. Any person that is injured in a school bus accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a personal injury claim.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the students injured in this school bus accident. It is our hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Queens school bus accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.