Bronx, NY – Three Critically Injured in Bus Crash on Einstein Loop N near Hutchinson River PkwyNY/NJ Legal News
Bronx, NY (May 15, 2023) – A serious injury accident involving a minibus happened in the Bronx on Monday afternoon, May 15. Emergency responders went to the scene of the multi-vehicle crash at around 3:15 p.m.
Police say the incident occurred near the intersection of the Einstein Loop and the Hutchinson River Parkway east in Co-Op City. According to reports, an 80-year-old man in a Jeep, accompanied by a 70-year-old female passenger, crashed into the minibus.
Both were transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Four students, a bus driver, and a bus attendant were all on the bus at the time of the accident. One student was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.
The three other students were transported with minor injuries, along with the bus attendant.
Authorities in the Bronx continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured victims.
Bus Accidents in New York
Commercial buses were involved in approximately 5% of all large vehicle accidents nationwide from 2005 to 2006. About 14% of all large vehicle collisions in New York involved buses that same year. A study conducted concerning bus accidents for that same time period showed that a total of 40 buses were involved in 39 collisions that caused severe injuries and fatalities.
Research also revealed that, in approximately 50% of those wrecks, the bus company or driver shared some portion of responsibility for the accidents. The most common reasons listed for bus accidents usually include:
- Driving at unsafe speeds
- Illegal lane changes or turns
- Distracted driving
- Failing to remain on the roadway during lane changes
- Defective brakes
Public carriers like bus drivers have a professional duty to adhere to the utmost standard of care when operating their vehicles. Bus companies have the responsibility of maintaining their vehicles in proper working condition in order to guarantee the total safety of their passengers at all times.
Following a severe bus accident, victims may be hospitalized for prolonged periods of time while they attempt to recover from their accident-related injuries. The physical, economic, and emotional consequences of any traffic accident are usually cumulative. Injured crash victims and their family members should not need to fight in order to recover from their injuries.
Those who sustain injuries in bus crashes usually require ongoing medical care that can last for months or longer. These treatments can be extensive and expensive and take up a lot of time, money, and energy. Contact an experienced bus attorney in New York at (800) 469-6476 to find out what compensation you could be entitled to if you or a loved one suffered injuries in a commercial bus accident.