Six People Dead, Several Injured In Louisville Express Bus Accident With Box Truck on State Highway 37
LOUISVILLE, NEW YORK (March 31, 2023) – At least six people were killed and three people were injured in a Louisville Express bus accident along State Highway 37.
Louisville police officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:00 a.m. on Saturday. An Express bus was involved in a collision with a box truck.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Sadly, six people died in the crash and another three people were injured.
One person was reported to be in critical condition. A full investigation into the Louisville crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Louisville Express 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.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
- Poor road conditions
All bus drivers must get a commercial driver’s license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1163, “No person shall turn a vehicle at an intersection […] or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety.” If a driver makes an abrupt lane change, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are many steps that should be taken after any bus accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Work records from all commercial drivers should be reviewed.
It can be hard to know where to begin after any bus accident. But it is important for accident victims to know that they do have rights. The family of any person that is killed in a bus accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. 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 New York Bus Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the families of all the people killed in this crash. It is our sincere hope that all of the people who were injured will be able to make a full recovery. There needs to be some accountability for what took place.
Do you need more information about a Louisville bus accident? Our team of bus 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.