Staten Island, NY (July 6, 2021) – On Tuesday morning, July 6, a bus accident with injuries occurred on Staten Island.
According to local officials, the accident happened when a BMW was traveling south on Richmond Avenue near Yukon Avenue. The driver struck the rear of an MTA bus in the area due to reasons that are not yet known.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene. Fire crews put out a small fire that erupted between the two vehicles. A total of three people were injured and hospitalized. Two people inside the BMW, identified as a 21-year-old man and a 19-year-old man, were injured. Three people inside the bus also received injuries, identified as a 45-year-old man, a 12-year-old male, and a 48-year-old female. The parties are expected to recover.
Due to the severity of the crash, the roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for a period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Bus Accidents in New York
More buses operate in the state of New York than in many other states throughout the entire U.S. This means that more bus accidents happen in New York than in other states as well. Many victims are injured or even killed in these accidents every single year. Bus crashes happen in the blink of an eye in many areas but intersections are some of the most common places. When bus drivers or the drivers of other vehicles are not paying close attention to the roads around them, a bus crash could occur in the blink of an eye. Being injured in a bus crash can impact your life in many ways, which is why you should have the help of an attorney in your time of need.
Being injured in a New York bus accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. These accidents may not be as common as other accidents but, when they do occur, they tend to lead to severe harm. Injured victims sometimes have a variety of questions that they cannot answer on their own after an accident. You may wonder what evidence you will need to gather or what deadlines you will be required to meet when it comes to your claim. On top of this, you may wonder what you should say to the insurance company in your claim. Injured victims should seek the immediate help of a New York personal injury attorney who has their best interests in mind.
Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here to help you every step of the way after a bus crash that is not your fault. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the midst of a bus accident. Speaking with an attorney can ensure that you have the compensation you need to move forward. If you have been hurt in an accident, please contact a bus accident attorney in New York at (516) 945-9033 for more information on how we can help you.
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