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Two People Injured In Upper East Side MTA Bus Accident

MTA Blames Illegally Parked Truck For Accident That Injured Two People

Two People Injured In Upper East Side MTA Bus Accident

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (July 31, 2023) – Two people have been injured in a Upper East Side MTA bus accident involving illegally parked truck on East 85th Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place on Thursday morning. An MTA bus was involved in a collision with a parked truck. A second truck crashed into the bus after it stopped.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. Two passengers on the MTA bus were injured.

A full investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Manhattan Truck Accidents

A truck driver could also be liable for an accident if they were illegally parked. Generally speaking, truck drivers will be at least comparatively negligent for an accident if someone hits them while they are illegally parked. If it is very difficult for a driver to see an illegally parked vehicle, that driver could be 100% responsible for the crash. Liability may also flow to a truck driver’s employer if they were working as an employee at the time of a collision. Victims of truck accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:

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

Any person that is injured in a truck 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. Sadly, though,  it is common for truck companies to deny any liability for an accident. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Upper East Side Truck Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this Upper East Side accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Upper East Side car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. 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 are thinking about hiring an attorney we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.



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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.