Several People Injured In Staten Island School Bus Collision By The Intersection of Bloomingdale Road and Hargold Avenue
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (March 22, 2023) – Several people were injured in a Staten Island school bus accident by Bloomingdale Road and Hargold Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 2:30 pm. on Friday. A school bus carrying special needs children was involved in a collision with a tree.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. Several were taken to the Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze.
A full investigation into the collision by Bloomingdale Road remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Staten Island School Bus Accidents
According to the National Safety Council, “School bus-related crashes killed 54 people nationwide in 2020, down by over 50% compared to 2019 according to National Safety Council (NSC) tabulations of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).” There are a number of factors that could contribute to school bus accidents.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Vehicle system failures
All school bus drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. If a school bus driver fails to slow down and causes an accident, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a school bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury 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 A Staten Island 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 the police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligent actions of a school bus driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here for you. 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.