Newark, NJ – 12 Hospitalized After Bus Accident at Hunterdon St and W. Bigelow St

Newark, NJ – 12 Hospitalized After Bus Accident at Hunterdon St and W. Bigelow St

Newark, NJ (February 21, 2022) – A collision between a New Jersey Transit bus and another vehicle sent twelve people to the hospital on Monday, February 21st.

The accident took place at about 5:00 p.m. at the intersection of West Bigelow Street and Hunterdon Street in Newark.  

The Newark Fire Division transported seven victims to University Hospital. Emergency Medical Service units took another five to the same facility.

All injuries are believed to be non-critical.  

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

Bus Accidents in New Jersey

Newark, NJ - 12 Hospitalized After Bus Accident at Hunterdon St and W. Bigelow St

Millions of people across the United States ride buses to get to school, work, and other activities every day. For many residents of New Jersey, the bus is their main or only method of transportation. Given the number of buses that travel our roadways, some accidents are unavoidable. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published that an estimated 500 people die every year in bus accidents nationwide while hundreds more are injured daily.

Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys understand that bus accidents have both immediate and long-range consequences. Victims incur large medical bills, experience pain and suffering, and many have to take extended time away from work to heal from their injuries. Severe or catastrophic injuries leave victims facing both reduced earning capacity and reduced quality of life.  

Pedestrians and passengers are almost never at fault for a bus accident and, therefore, almost certainly entitled to financial compensation for their damages. 

Newark Bus Injury Lawyers

Over the years, Metro Law’s team of responsive and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Newark have helped thousands of claimants get the justice and compensation they deserve for their legal claims. Our team has fought aggressively on behalf of accident victims to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state.

Following a serious car accident, victims are hospitalized for several weeks or even months to tend to their injuries. The mental, physical, and financial consequences of collisions are always cumulative. Victims and their families are often forced to suffer through the overwhelming impacts of preventable accidents. 

When people sustain injuries in crashes, due to the reckless actions of other drivers, they should contact a bus accident attorney in Newark as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.

Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents. If you were injured in a collision, through no fault of your own, contact our bus accident lawyers in New Jersey at (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.