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One Person Injured In Wellsville School Bus Accident on Route 19

New York State Police Investigating Wellsville Car Accident Involving School Bus With 18 Children On Board

One Person Injured In Wellsville School Bus Accident on Route 19

WELLSVILLE, NEW YORK (December 11, 2023) – At least one person was injured in a Wellsville school bus accident along State Route 19 not far from Weidrick Road.

Wellsville police officials are saying that the collision took place on Monday morning. A vehicle was involved in a collision with a school bus.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. One person was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

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

Liability For Wellsville School Bus Accidents

Buses tend to be very safe for their passengers. But they can be very dangerous for pedestrians and those in smaller vehicles. According to the National Safety Council, “From 2012 to 2021, about 70% of the deaths in school bus-related crashes were occupants of vehicles other than the school bus, and 16% were pedestrians. About 5% were school bus passengers, 5% were school bus drivers, and 3% were pedalcyclists.” There are many steps that bus drivers should take to avoid collisions.

  • Bus drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
  • Bus drivers should be well rested before they start their shift.
  • Bus drivers should continuously scan the road ahead of them for hazards.

All bus drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1180, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. If a driver fails to exercise due care and hits another vehicle, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Lacerations

The vast majority of school bus collisions are completely preventable. They tend to involve traffic infractions and other mistakes. It is important for accident victims to understand that they do have rights. Any person that is injured in a Wellsville school bus accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A personal injury 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 the driver injured in this collision. It is our sincere hope that they are able to make a full recovery. There are many questions about what happened that remain unanswered. 

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Wellsville 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.

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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.