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Seven Injured In Westchester County School Bus Accident On Hutchinson River Parkway near Exit 9

Seven People Hospitalized In Westchester County School Bus Crash Along Hutchinson River Parkway

Seven Injured In Westchester County School Bus Accident On Hutchinson River Parkway near Exit 9

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK (February 21, 2022)  -At least 7 people were injured in a school bus crash along Hutchinson River Parkway not far from Exit 9.

New York State Patrol are saying that the collision took place around 9:25 a.m. on Friday. A short yellow school bus rear-ended another vehicle under unclear conditions.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Five children and two adults were taken to the Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.

A full investigation into the school bus crash remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In New York School Bus Accidents

School buses are typically very safe and most of those seriously injured in crashes are pedestrians. According to Injury Facts, “From 2010 to 2019, about 69% of the deaths in school bus-related crashes were occupants of vehicles other than the school bus, and 17% were pedestrians. About 6% were school bus passengers, 5% were school bus drivers, and 3% were pedalcyclists.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a school bus accident.

  • Speeding
  • Inclement weather
  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving

School bus drivers must get a commercial driver’s license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. If a bus driver rear-ends another vehicle they will typically be held at fault for the crash. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any person that hits another vehicle from behind. The vast majority of rear-end collisions are due to drivers that are speeding, distracted or following the lead vehicle too closely. Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:

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

The FMCSA requires buses that can carry 16 or more passengers to carry at least $5,000,000 worth of liability insurance. Any person that is injured in a school bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.  Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Many victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after an accident. A school bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A New York School Bus Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of those injured in this Westchester County crash. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation so that steps can be taken in order to prevent similar collisions.

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 are committed to helping accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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