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Multiple Students Injured In Yorktown School Bus Crash

New York State Police Investigating School Bus Crash That Injured Multiple People on Route 142 by Tactonic State Parkway

Multiple Students Injured In Yorktown School Bus Crash

YORKTOWN, NEW YORK (April 24, 2024) – Several people were injured in a Yorktown school bus accident on Route 132 near the Tectonic State Parkway.

Yorktown police officials are saying that the collision took place around 9:30 p.m. on Friday. A Hummer SUV apparently cut in front of a school bus prior to the crash.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. Surveillance footage of the site showed both vehicles with major damage.

Several students were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Yorktown School Bus Accidents

School buses are considered “common carriers” under the law, and their drivers are held to a high standard in terms of safety. They must do everything that human care and vigilance can do to avoid collisions. School buses can weigh ten to twenty times more than a passenger vehicle. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a school bus collision.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Dangerous left turns
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions

The vast majority of bus accidents involve some amount of driver error. In particular, many collisions involve drivers who make unsafe turns. It is important that accident victims understand that they do have rights. Any person who is injured in a school bus collision may be able to seek some measure of justice 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.

Getting Legal Help After New York School Bus Accidents

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Yorktown school bus accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of civil rights attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice to which they are entitled under the law. 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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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.