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Ten People Injured In Queens Garbage Truck Accident By Hillside Avenue and 191st Street

Multiple People Injured In Queens Garbage Truck Accident Involving Nassau County Bus By The Intersection of Hillside Avenue and 191st Street

Ten People Injured In Queens Garbage Truck Accident By Hillside Avenue and 191st Street

QUEENS, NEW YORK (October 20, 2022) – At least ten people were injured in a Queens bus accident with a garbage truck by Hillside Avenue and 191st Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday. A bus collided with a garbage truck under unclear circumstances.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. At least 10 people were injured in the crash and several were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.

A full investigation into the Hillside Avenue crash remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Queens Bus Accidents

Far too many people are injured in bus accidents every year in New York. According to the New York Post, “MTA buses racked up at least 21,823 crashes, collisions and other mishaps over 31 months beginning in 2015 — an average of 23 per day.”  The vast majority of bus accidents are totally preventable. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a bus accident.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Driver fatigue

All bus drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1180, no person shall operate a vehicle at a speed greater than would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. If a bus driver fails to slow down to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of  a negligence claim. Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:

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

Any person that is injured in a bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover many of the expenses that can come with a serious collision. Many accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries  for several weeks or months after a collision. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Queens Bus Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this crash. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. It is our hope that steps are taken to prevent other collisions like this.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Queens bus accident on Hillside Avenue? 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 a free, independent investigation into any collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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