Three People Transported To Hospital Following Cayuga County School Bus Accident
CAYUGA COUNTY, NEW YORK (July 2, 2023) – Three people were injured in a Cayuga County school bus accident by Poplar Ridge Road and Indian Field Road.
Cayuga County officials are saying that the accident took place at 5:02 p.m. on Thursday. A school bus and SUV collided in the roadway under uncertain conditions.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Three people were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Cayuga County 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.” Victims of school bus accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
School bus drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid accidents. If a school bus driver fails to slow down to avoid collisions, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a school bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A school bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique 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 the people injured in this collision. It is our sincere hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Cayuga County bus accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of bus accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.