Hackensack, NJ – 11 Injured, Four Hospitalized in Commuter Bus Crash on S. Summit Ave

Hackensack, NJ – 11 Injured, Four Hospitalized in Commuter Bus Crash on S. Summit Ave

Hackensack, NJ (September 22, 2022) – A total of 11 passengers were injured, four of whom were hospitalized, when a commuter bus was involved in an accident in Hackensack on Friday, September 23rd. 

Passengers had just boarded the NJ TRANSIT bus and it was traveling northbound along South Summit Avenue in the area of West Pleasantville Avenue when it crashed into a northbound Toyota Prius driven by a 22-year-old man from Hasbrouck Heights at about 7:30 a.m.

The driver of the Prius was unharmed during the impact.  

The precise circumstances surrounding the collision have not been released. 

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

Bus Accidents in New Jersey

Hackensack, NJ - 11 Injured, Four Hospitalized in Commuter Bus Crash on S. Summit Ave

The United States Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that the number of accidents involving buses of any sort has been growing in recent years. For instance, from 2014 to 2015, bus crashes rose by 11% in just that single year.

The most common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Tired drivers
  • Distracted drivers
  • Following too closely
  • Speeding
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Aggressive driving
  • Brake failures
  • Malfunctioning parts
  • Poor maintenance

Bus collisions can be caused by outside influences, like dangerous road conditions or inclement weather. A bus operator has a responsibility to never put their passengers in harm’s way, and, if necessary, to pull the bus off the roadway to ensure everyone’s safety.

A study conducted in 2012 showed that bus accidents typically produce more catastrophic results when one or more of the following conditions are present:  

  • The bus driver is younger than 25 years old or older than 55 years old
  • The speed limit is blower than 20 miles per hour or above 65 miles per hour  
  • The bus must pass through an intersection
  • The driver is acting recklessly or carelessly

The majority of bus crashes and the injuries that follow are preventable. Here at Metro Law, we will investigate your accident and determine exactly what caused it and who was liable. From there, we can handle all of the legal details on your behalf so you can concentrate on your recovery. 

Those injured in bus accidents often require continuing medical treatments that are prohibitively expensive and will place their family under financial duress. Reach out to an experienced New Jersey bus crash lawyer 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.