Two People Injured In Port Richmond, Staten Island Car Accident Involving MTA Bus Along Post Avenue
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (October 17, 2022) – At least two people were seriously injured in a car accident with an MTA bus on Post Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:43 a.m. on Monday. A car was trying to pass a double parked vehicle when it collided with an MTA bus.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victims. The bus driver and one child on the bus were injured and taken to the hospital.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Staten Island Bus Accidents
Buses are some of the safest forms of transportation for bus passengers. But they pose a number of unique hazards for those in passenger vehicles. According to the New York Post, there have been more than 21,000 collisions with MTA buses in the last three years alone. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a bus accident including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The FMCSA requires commercial buses to have at least $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Any person that is injured in an MTA bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Staten Island Bus Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Staten Island bus accident on Post Avenue? 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 deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.