Seven people were injured — three critically — in a Bronx school bus accident the afternoon of May 15. According to a CBS News report, the victims were hospitalized after the accident that involved multiple vehicles. Police said the crash occurred at Einstein Loop north and Hutchinson River Parkway east in Co-Op City. They said an 80-year-old man at the wheel of an SUV with a 70-year-old female passenger, collided with the mini school bus. Both were transported to an area hospital in critical condition.
Critical Injuries Reported
Witnesses said the bus driver was stuck in the vehicle and firefighters had to cut the door to extricate him. Police said there were six people in the bus – four students, the driver and an attendant. One 21-year-old special needs student, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
Three children — ages 8, 10 and 14 — and the attendant were all hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The bus driver was treated at the scene. A New York Post article said the driver of the SUV appeared to have run a red light before the crash. Two other vehicles were also involved in the collision. No other injuries were reported. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the injured victims of this bus crash, and we wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
If You Have Been Injured
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, there are several steps you should take to protect your legal rights. First, it is important that you file a report and ensure that your account of the incident gets into the official report. Get as much information as you can from the scene including names and contact information for fellow passengers, name of the bus driver, photographs from the scene, etc.
Preserve physical evidence from the scene such as torn or bloody clothing. If you are injured and unable to collect information, ask a friend or family member if they can do that for you. Your personal injury lawyer can also help gather this evidence. Get prompt medical attention, treatment and care for your injuries. Preserve all invoices and receipts related to the incident and your injuries. Promptly contact an experienced New York City bus accident lawyer who will fight for your rights and help secure just compensation for all your losses stemming from the injury accident.
Bus accident victims often suffer severe or even catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, multiple broken bones, internal organ damage, facial and eye injuries, etc. Injured victims of bus accidents may seek compensation from the bus company and/or other responsible parties for damages including medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, past and future pain and suffering, etc. Families that have lost loved ones can seek compensation for damages as well by filing a wrongful death claim.
Contacting an Experienced Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, or if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by a negligent (careless) driver, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options, and also fight hard to recover just compensation for you.
For over 51 years, our skilled attorneys have established a proven track record of helping injured victims. Our law firm recently recovered $5,600,000 for a bicyclist who was hit by a van, and $2,550,000 for another victim of a truck accident, and $3,000,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by a car, and $2,000,000 in a hit-and-run accident, and the full $1,000,000 insurance policy for a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, and $4,625,000 for a driver who was in a car and was hit by a van, and $2,500,000 for a man who fell through an improperly secured hole. Also, one of our clients obtained a verdict for $43,940,000 and another of our clients got a verdict for $23,500,000, both in medical malpractice cases.
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