Several People Injured In Union City Bus Accident Along West Street By The Lincoln Tunnel
UNION CITY, NEW YORK (August 21, 2022) – Multiple people were injured in a Union City bus accident on West Street not far from Kennedy Boulevard.
Union City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday. A commuter bus was involved in a collision with numerous other vehicles.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. At least four people were taken to the hospital.
A full investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Union City Bus Accidents
Thousands of people are injured or killed in bus accidents every year. According to Journalist Resource, “about 63,000 buses [of all kinds] are involved in an accident each year; about 14,000 result in an injured person, and 325 result in a fatal injury. About 50 passengers (including the driver) are killed, on average, in a given year.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a bus accident including:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver intoxication
The FMCSA requires buses that can carry 16 or more passengers to have at least $5,000,000 worth of liability insurance. Any person that is injured in a bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Bus Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligent actions of a bus driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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 to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.