Manhattan, NY – Six Hurt in Bus Crash on Lenox Ave near W 141st StNY/NJ Legal News
Manhattan, NY (October 6, 2023) – Six individuals, including two students and four adults, were taken to area hospitals in Manhattan after being hurt in a bus crash. Reports show the collision took place shortly after 7:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6.
Multiple responders went to the crash site located on Lenox Avenue near the intersection with West 141st Street after receiving reports concerning the incident. Police, fire crews, and EMS were seen rendering aid at the scene.
Video footage from the crash scene shows a potential fuel spill and several lanes blocked in order to allow for the presence of emergency vehicles in the area. Paramedics helped those with injuries and transported them to the hospital as necessary.
Authorities in Manhattan continue to investigate.
New York Bus Collisions
Approximately 5% of all large vehicle collisions involved commercial buses across the country from 2005 to 2006. Approximately 14% of all large vehicle accidents in New York involved buses during that same time period. A study concerning bus crashes in 2005 revealed that approximately 40 buses were involved in 39 wrecks that ended in severe injuries and death in the state of New York.
Research also revealed that, in approximately half of these incidents, the bus driver or company was partially responsible for the accidents. Some of the most common reasons bus collisions happen in New York 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 owe a professional duty of care to adhere to the highest standard while operating their vehicles. Buses must be maintained in safe and proper condition in order to fully guarantee the complete safety of any/all passengers at all times.
After a severe bus crash, those who suffer injuries may be stuck in the hospital for prolonged periods while they try to recover from crash-related injuries. The economic, physical, and emotional damages of any traffic collision are usually cumulative. Injured accident victims and their loved ones should not need to worry about their finances during times like these.
Those who are hurt in bus collisions usually require expensive and extensive medical care that can last for prolonged periods. Contact an experienced bus attorney in New York at (800) 469-6476 to learn about what compensation you may be entitled to after you were hurt in a bus crash. At Metro Law, our lawyers charge no up-front costs or anything out-of-pocket, because we only get paid if you are able to receive full and fair financial compensation for the losses and damages you face at this time. We will stop at nothing to ensure you are able to recover as fully and fairly as possible, so do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about how we can aid you through this difficult experience.