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Three People Injured In Queens MTA Bus Accident With FDNY Fire Truck Near 21st Street and 37th Avenue

Multiple People Injured In Queens FDNY Truck Accident With MTA Bus By 21st Street and 37th Avenue

Three People Injured In Queens MTA Bus Accident With FDNY Fire Truck Near 21st Street and 37th Avenue

QUEENS, NEW YORK (March 14, 2022) – At least three people were injured in a collision between an MTA bus and an FDNY fire truck near the intersection of 21st Street and 37th Avenue.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 12:30 a.m. on Monday,  March 14. The FDNY bus and the Q69 MTA bus collided under unclear circumstances.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Three people were treated for their injuries.

Liability In MTA Bus Accidents

Thousands of people are seriously injured in bus accidents every year. According to the Journalist’s Resource, “The researchers note that, on average, 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. About 50 passengers (including the driver) are killed, on average, in a given year.” Pedestrians and those in smaller passenger vehicles tend to be at the greatest risk of being seriously injured. There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a bus accident.

  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Speeding
  • Dangerous turns

Depending on the facts of any case, there could be numerous liable parties for a bus accident. New York City could potentially be liable for a crash if a FDNY fire truck driver was negligent. Many collisions are due to drivers that are speeding or making unprotected turns in the roadway. Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:

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

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires buses that can carry 16 or more passengers have at least $5,000,000 in liability coverage. Any person that is injured in a collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. A New York City bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating An MTA Bus Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the victims of this Queens accident. It is our sincere hope that they will all be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a New York City bus accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to helping accident victims  get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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