Bronx, NY (July 29, 2021) – At 11:15 a.m. on Thursday morning, July 29, several people were injured following a bus crash in the Bronx.
According to police, the accident happened at the intersection of Jerome Avenue and East 213st Street and involved a Westchester County bus. The bus, number 350, was traveling north when two vehicles suddenly collided with one another, then crashing into the bus. The bus slammed into a pole that was supporting the subway overpass as a result.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The bus driver, who has not yet been identified, was taken to the hospital with injuries. Approximately 13 other people suffered from injuries, one of which was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the bus remained at the scene to cooperate with the police. The roadway was blocked in the area for some time until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Bus Accidents in New York
New York experiences more bus accidents every year than many other states within the U.S. Though bus accidents do not happen as commonly as many other accidents, they can be incredibly severe when they do occur. This is due to the fact that buses are some of the largest vehicles that navigate our roads, which means that lives are at risk when these accidents occur. Because buses are considered to be common carriers, drivers must be as safe as possible when they are operating these vehicles. If you have been hurt in a New York bus crash, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Speaking with a New York car accident attorney who has handled bus accident claims in the past is one of the best decisions that you can make. You will likely have questions that you cannot answer on your own following a collision. For instance, what types of evidence will you need to prove that another party is at fault for your accident? What deadlines will you need to meet to successfully bring a claim? Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer when you speak with a dedicated accident attorney.
Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here for you after an accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a bus crash and offer our help and resources in your time of need. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. You have every option to move forward in your dire time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 to find out what options are available for you at this time.
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