Mount Kisco, NY – Teen Collides with School Bus, Injures 9 on Lake RoadNY/NJ Legal News
Mount Kisco, NY (April 27, 2023) – Nine people suffered injuries after an unlicensed teen driver collided with a school bus in New York. The accident happened at around 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26.
Reports show the wreck happened when a Honda Accord collided with a school bus from the Yorktown Central School District in New Castle. The driver of the sedan was identified as a 16-year-old without a driver’s license.
Three passengers in the Accord, along with the driver, were transported to the hospital with injuries deemed life-threatening. Additionally, five people from the bus were transported to Westchester Medical Center with injuries.
The identities of the injured parties have not been reported at this time. Authorities say the teen driver was traveling south on Lake Road when they lost control while negotiating a turn and crossed into the oncoming lane, where they struck the bus.
Lake Road was closed for several hours while emergency responders worked to secure the scene. Authorities in Westchester County are currently investigating the details of the incident.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.
New York Bus Accidents
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.