Cherry Hill, NJ – One Dead in NJ Transit Bus Crash on Rt 70NY/NJ Legal News
Cherry Hill, NJ (September 22, 2022) – One person died on Friday, September 23rd when a passenger vehicle and a New Jersey Transit bus collided with one another in Cherry Hill.
The incident took place at about 6:00 p.m.
The cause of the crash remains unclear at this time, but the westbound side of Route 70 in the area of Kings Highway was shut down as crews investigated.
One of the occupants of the passenger vehicle was killed during the accident.
No additional information has been made available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Bus Collisions in New Jersey
Buses are a form of public transit that serve numerous purposes. They ferry children to and from school, field trips, and after-school activities, carry commuters to and from work, provide routine transportation to the elderly and infirm, and shuttle would-be adventurers to far-flung destinations. When they board a bus, many passengers incorrectly assume their safety is guaranteed.
Unfortunately, not every bus passenger will reach their desired stop due to the fact that hundreds of people are killed in bus crashes every year.
Being federally designated a common carrier, buses are beholden to strict legal criteria. All common carriers have a responsibility to provide their passengers with safe boarding and disembarking, a highly trained and professional driver, an adequately maintained vehicle, and an expectation that any malfunctions or design flaws will be both scrutinized and repaired.
If a passenger is able to prove negligence in any of these areas, they are entitled to seek full financial compensation for their injuries. If, however, the bus in question was driven at the behest of a public entity, then proving liability for breaching the duty of care is anything but straightforward.
To that end, a bus that is owned by a city or school district is the responsibility of the municipality or district. Buses contracted for use remain largely the responsibility of the bus company.
Bus accidents can be incredibly complex. Our team will work diligently to help you hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from your accident.
If you were injured in a bus crash, contact our New Jersey bus accident lawyers by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.
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.