Several Students Injured In Head-On School Bus Accident In Westchester County
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK (December 16, 2023) – At least nine children were injured after their school bus was hit head-on by another vehicle in Westchester County.
Westchester County police officials are saying that the collision took place around 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. An unlicensed driver lost control of their vehicle while rounding a curve and hit the school bus.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. Several were taken to the hospital as a medical precaution.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Westchester County 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.
- Accidents are more likely to involve inexperienced drivers.
- Accidents are more common at intersections.
- Accidents are more likely to occur during adverse weather conditions.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting other vehicles. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that crosses into opposing lanes of traffic and hits another vehicle. 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
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Westchester County school bus accident? Our team of personal injury 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 in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.