Bronx, NY – Driver Cited After Hutchinson River Pky Bus Rollover Leaves 36 Injured

Bronx, NY – Driver Cited After Hutchinson River Pky Bus Rollover Leaves 36 Injured

Bronx, NY (July 22, 2022) – More than 30 victims sustained injuries when a school bus overturned on Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx during morning rush hour on Thursday, July 21st. 

At about 5:55 a.m., the bus, occupied by a driver and 36 passengers, was traveling northbound along the parkway. The driver took an exit ramp and, through an action that remains undetermined, overturned the bus onto its driver’s side. 

The New York City Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the scene. 

According to fire officials, 36 injured parties, all adults, were transferred to area hospitals: 33 in non-critical condition and three in serious but stable condition.   

The bus driver was the only person to refuse medical treatment. He was, however, issued a summons for dangerous driving.  

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Bus Accidents in New York

Bronx, NY - Driver Cited After Hutchinson River Pky Bus Rollover Leaves 36 Injured

After a serious bus crash, victims could be hospitalized for several weeks or even several months while they heal from their accident-related injuries. 

Common injuries sustained by people involved in bus collisions include:

  • Head trauma
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries/Back injuries
  • Broken bones/Fractured bones
  • Internal bleeding/Internal organ damage
  • Contusions/Lacerations
  • Burn injuries
  • Emotional trauma

Bus crashes are usually serious due to the large number of passengers they have onboard combined with a lack of any of the modern safety features that come in almost all passenger vehicles.  

An exhaustive inspection of the events surrounding the incident will help decide if liability is placed on the driver of another vehicle, a parts manufacturer, a government entity, the bus operator themselves, or another party altogether.

The financial, physical, and psychological effects of any motor vehicle accident are usually cumulative. Injured victims and their families should not have to fight their way through the catastrophic economic outcomes of a preventable accident.

Numerous factors can play a role in a bus accident, including:  

  • Distracted, fatigued, or drunk drivers
  • Inadequately trained or reckless bus operators
  • Failure to repair or insufficient maintenance on the bus
  • Dangerous or defective parts
  • Inclement weather conditions
  • Inadequate road signage, malfunctioning stoplights, or poorly maintained roadways

The highly-regarded school bus injury attorneys at Metro Law have the resources and experience necessary to thoroughly investigate the cause of a school bus accident and build a solid personal injury claim that centers around your rights and needs.

Those injured in bus crashes often require continuing medical treatments that are prohibitively expensive and will place their family under incredible financial strain. Reach out to an experienced school bus collision lawyer in New York by calling (800) 469-6476 to review the details of your claim and find out what compensation you could be entitled to.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.