QUEENS, NEW YORK (May 11, 2023) – A scooter rider has tragically died in a Queens school bus by the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Queens Boulevard.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place on Thursday. A scooter rider was heading down the road when they were involved in a collision with a school bus.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The scooter rider was bleeding and unconscious on the ground.
Despite life-saving measures, the scooter rider died due to the severity of their injuries.
Liability For Queens Scooter Accidents
Scooter accidents have become increasingly common across the United States. According to New Atlas, “One 2020 study published in JAMA Surgery found the incidence of annual e-scooter injuries in the US climbed from 4,582 in 2014, before the emergence of ride-share scooter companies, to 14,651 in 2018, when they had become far more commonplace.” There are a number of common causes of scooter accidents.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Scooter Malfunctions
Bus drivers must exercise due care and use caution to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. When a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting scooter riders, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are many steps that should be taken after any collision.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
It can be hard to know where to begin after a car accident. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with the sudden loss of a loved one. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating a Queens School Bus Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the scooter rider that died in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim’s family.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Queens school bus accident? Our team of scooter safety advocates are here for you. 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 after a collision, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.