Several People Injured After Suffolk County Transit Bus Crashed Into Brick Wall
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK (December 16, 2023) – At least six people were injured in a Suffolk County transit bus accident on Griffing Avenue.
Suffolk County officials are saying that the accident took place on Thursday. A transit bus and a passenger vehicle were involved in a collision under uncertain circumstances.
The force of the impact sent the school bus into a utility poll and building wall. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims.
Several people were taken to the hospital and at least 8 people lost power. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
Liability For Suffolk County 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. Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
All drivers must use care in order to avoid collisions. Many bus accidents are due to drivers that are traveling too fast for the prevailing conditions. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.
Investigating New York Bus Accidents
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Suffolk County bus accident? 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 need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.