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Pedestrian Killed In East Village MTA Bus Accident

New York City Police Investigating East Village, Manhattan Bus Accident By The Corner of Avenue D and East 10th Street

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MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (May 22, 2024) – A 45-year-old pedestrian has tragically died after being struck by an MTA bus near the intersection of Avenue D and East 10th Street.

New York City officials are saying that the collision took place around 11:00 p.m. on Friday. A pedestrian was crossing the road when they tripped before being hit by a bus making a right turn.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where they later died.

A full investigation into the cause of the MTA bus accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Manhattan MTA Bus Accidents

A large number of people are seriously injured in MTA collisions each year across New York City. According to one report from the New York Post, “At least 2,520 people — or 2.7 per day — were injured [from 2015 – 2018], according to the MTA. At least 14 people died, including a 25-year-old skateboarder, a 62-year-old pedestrian, a 60-year-old motorist and a 70-year-old with a walker who was mutilated by a hit-and-run bus.” Bus companies should take a number of measures in order to prevent collisions.

  • Bus companies should ensure that all of their drivers are well-trained.
  • Bus companies should ensure their fleets are regularly inspected and well maintained.
  • Bus companies should ensure that all of their drivers undergo thorough training that covers defensive driving.
  • Bus companies should develop and enforce clear safety protocols for all drivers and staff.

Bus companies are considered “common carriers,” and their drivers are held to a high standard in terms of safety. According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1146(a), drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. If a bus driver fails to slow down in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Several steps should be taken after any collision involving an MTA bus.

  • Surveillance footage of the crash should be sought.
  • The bus drivers’ logbook should be reviewed.
  • Medical records related to the crash should be preserved.
  • A bus accident attorney should be contacted.

Bus collisions can be complex events. They tend to involve bus drivers who are not adequately scanning the road ahead of them. This is particularly true when bus drivers are making turns on the roadway. Buses have large blind spots, and bus drivers are supposed to account for this and take appropriate actions. But far too often, this does not take place. The family of any person who died in a bus accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim.

Investigating East Village MTA Bus Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian killed in this East Village MTA bus accident. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the NYPD. There needs to be some accountability for what took place.

Do you need more information about an East Village MTA bus accident? Our team of bus accident attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to 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.