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Nazmul Ahsan Killed In Queens Bus Accident By Broadway and 37th Road

Nazmul Ahsan Died In Jackson Heights, Queens Bus Accident By The Intersection of Broadway and 37th Road

Nazmul Ahsan Killed In Queens Bus Accident By Broadway and 37th Road

QUEENS, NEW YORK CITY (December 22, 2021) – A pedestrian identified as Nazmul Ahsan has tragically died after being hit by an MTA bus  by the intersection of Broadway and 37th Road.

New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21st. Nazmul Ahsan was attempting to cross the road when they were hit by a bus traveling west on Broadway.

The front bumper of the bus struck the victim knocking them to the ground. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.

Despite the best efforts of first responders, Nazmul Ahsan died due to the severity of their injuries. The MTA bus driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In New York City MTA Bus Accidents

There are nearly 60,000 bus accidents every year in the United States. Hundreds of people are killed and nearly 14,000 are left with injuries. New York, in particular, has one of the highest instances of bus crashes. There are a number of different factors that could contribute to a fatal bus collision. According to the FMCSA, “Elements that influence the occurrence of a crash may take place hours, days, or months before the crash. They include driver training and experience, vehicle design and manufacture, highway condition and traffic signaling, and weather conditions.” There are a number of factors that can make buses particularly dangerous.

  • Buses have extremely large blind spots that can obscure the presence of pedestrians.
  • Buses have a long stopping distance due to their weight.
  • Bus drivers are often put under an enormous amount of pressure to complete their routes as quickly as possible. They can easily become fatigued which can compromise their ability to drive safely.

Bus drivers must get a commercial drivers license and are held to a very high standard in terms of safety. When a bus driver hits a pedestrian, they could be at fault through a civil claim. According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), drivers must take measures to avoid pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. This also means that drivers must operate their vehicle according to the prevailing conditions of the roadway. Generally speaking, drivers should slow down in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.

If the owner of a bus is a New York municipality, that municipal entity could be held at fault for the collision. As a general principle, corporate and municipal entities in New York are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees. This is true insofar as the tortious conduct was reasonably foreseeable and a natural consequence of the worker’s job duties. The MTA is owned and operated by New York City meaning they could be liable for a negligent MTA bus operator. There are a number of steps that should be taken after an MTA bus accident.

  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • The bus involved in the crash should be examined.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • An experienced New York City bus accident attorney should be consulted.

The family of any victim that died in an MTA bus accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral costs. It is important that evidence is preserved after an accident. Bus companies and the MTA have teams of lawyers that will fight hard to deny responsibility for accidents. A New York city bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, very strict statute of limitations for claims against municipal entities in New York.  A victim’s family must file a notice of claim within 90 days of their loss.

Investigating A New York City MTA Bus Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of Nazmul Ahsan. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much. Did this bus driver receive adequate training? Is there surveillance footage of the crash? Is there a history of collisions at this intersection? It is our sincere hope that city officials will consider measures to help prevent additional tragedies like this.

Do you need more information about a bus accident that took place in New York City? 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. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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