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Woman Critically Injured In Downtown Brooklyn MTA Bus Accident

New York City Police Investigating Downtown Brooklyn MTA Bus Accident That Left Woman Critically Injured By Nevins Street and Livingston Street

Woman Critically Injured In Downtown Brooklyn MTA Bus Accident

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (May 30, 2024) – A woman was critically injured in a Downtown Brooklyn MTA bus accident near the intersection of Nevins Street and Livingston Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the incident took place around noon on Sunday. A woman was exiting an MTA bus when she was suddenly hit by another MTA bus.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The 24-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

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

Liability For Brooklyn MTA Bus Accidents

The MTA bus system is responsible for thousands of injury collisions every year. According to one report from the New York Post, “At least 2,520 people — or 2.7 per day — were injured [from 2015 – 2018], according to the MTA. At least 14 people died, including a 25-year-old skateboarder, a 62-year-old pedestrian, a 60-year-old motorist and a 70-year-old with a walker who was mutilated by a hit-and-run bus.” Several different factors could contribute to a bus accident.

  • Bus collisions are more likely during periods of inclement weather.
  • Bus collisions are more likely in urban areas.
  • Bus collisions are more likely at night when visibility is reduced.

Bus companies are considered common carriers, and their drivers are expected to exercise the utmost caution in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. If a bus driver fails to slow down in order to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of bus accidents often suffer many negative consequences as a result of the crash.

  • Victims may suffer reduced mobility due to their injuries.
  • Victims may need to take time off of work.
  • Victims may be left with high medical bills.

Depending on the facts of any case, the company or municipal entity that operates a bus could be liable for a collision. Generally speaking, employers are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees. Any person who is injured in a bus accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating New York City MTA Bus Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the woman injured in this Downtown Brooklyn MTA bus accident. Any person who may have more information about what happened. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what took place.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an MTA bus accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of bus accident attorneys is 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 need any type of support, 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.