Multiple Vehicles Involved In Midwood, Brooklyn MTA Bus Accident By Avenue N and McDonald Avenue
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (November 28, 2023) – At least seven people were injured in a Midwood, Brooklyn MTA bus accident by Avenue N and McDonald Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. A white vehicle was crossing the intersection when it was hit by two buses.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Multiple people were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
Liability For Brooklyn MTA Bus Accidents
Bus accidents are much more common than many people may realize. According to the Journalist’s Resource, “about 63,000 buses [of all kinds] are involved in an accident each year; about 14,000 result in an injured person, and 325 result in a fatal injury.” The vast majority of bus accidents are preventable and involve some amount of human error. There are many factors that could contribute to a bus accident.
- Poor road conditions
- Driver distraction
- Driver fatigue
- Vehicle system failures
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many collisions are due to speeding. If a a driver fails to slow down to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. If a bus driver was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be sought.
- Surveillance footage should be reviewed.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
It can be hard to know what to do after any collision. Accident victims often suffer very serious injuries and may be left with high medical bills. They may also need to take long periods of time off of work. Any person that is injured in a bus accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Brooklyn MTA Bus Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this Midwood bus accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victims.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Midwood bus accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of bus accident attorneys are 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 are thinking about hiring an attorney we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.