Long Island Police Officials Are Investigating Nassau County School Bus Accident Near Van Wyck Expressway
NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK (January 17, 2023) – At least two people were injured in a Nassau County school bus accident on the Nassau Expressway.
Nassau County officials are saying that the accident took place on Monday morning. A school bus, Lexus and SUV were involved in a collision under uncertain conditions.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. At least two people were transported to the hospital so that they could be treated.
Liability For Nassau County School Bus Accidents
School buses are typically very safe for their passengers. But they pose a number of hazards to pedestrians and those in passenger vehicles. According to the National Safety Council, “School bus-related crashes killed 54 people nationwide in 2020, down by over 50% compared to 2019 according to National Safety Council (NSC) tabulations of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).” There are many steps that bus drivers should take in order to avoid collisions.
- Bus drivers should check their blind spots before turning.
- Bus drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
- Bus drivers should slow down during periods of inclement weather.
Many collisions are due to drivers that are speeding. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1180, no person shall drive their vehicle at a speed greater than what would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the road. If any driver fails to slow down in order to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York School Bus Accidents
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Nassau County school bus accident? Our team of school bus accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.