Honda Accord Involved In New Castle School Bus Collision
NEW CASTLE, NEW YORK (July 29, 2023) – Several people were injured in New Castle in a car accident involving a Yorktown Central School district bus.
New Castle police officials are saying that the accident took place around 2:13 p.m. on Wednesday. A Honda Accord was involved in a head-on collision with a school bus.
Photos of the accident site showed the school bus and Honda with major front end damage. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims.
Several people required hospitalization. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For New Castle School Bus Accidents
School buses are typically very safe for their passengers. But they pose a number of hazards to pedestrians and those in passenger vehicles. 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 steps that school bus drivers should take in order to avoid collisions.
- Bus drivers should slow down during periods of heavy traffic.
- Bus drivers should be well rested before the start of their shift.
- Bus drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
School buses are considered common carriers and their drivers are held to a high standard in terms of safety. When a driver makes an unsafe lane change, 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 bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York School Bus Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a New Castle school bus accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. 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.