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Pedestrian Killed In East Village MTA Bus Accident

New York City Police Investigating East Village MTA Bus Collision By The Intersection of Avenue D and East 10th Street

Pedestrian Killed In East Village MTA Bus Accident

EAST VILLAGE, NEW YORK (March 28, 2024) – A pedestrian has tragically died in an East Village MTA bus accident at the intersection of Avenue D and East 10th Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 11:00 p.m. on Friday. A pedestrian was crossing the street when they were hit by an MTA bus making a right turn.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For East Village MTA Bus Accidents

Far too many people are killed or seriously injured every year in MTA bus accidents. 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.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to any MTA bus accident.

  • MTA buses have a wide turning radius and are more likely to be involved in side-impact collisions.
  • Drivers are more likely to lose control of their vehicles at higher speeds.
  • Many bus accidents occur at intersections.

Bus companies are considered common carriers, and their drivers are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Many collisions are due to speeding. 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 bus accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Organ damage

The vast majority of bus accidents are preventable. They often involve bus drivers who are not paying enough attention to the road ahead of them. Sadly, though, bus companies will often do everything in their power to deny responsibility if one of their drivers is involved in a fatal collision. This is why it is so important to seek legal counsel early on. A bus accident attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating New York City MTA Bus Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian who died in this East Village pedestrian accident. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim’s family.

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 are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. 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.