Paterson, NJ – Firefighters Manually Lift Jitney Bus Off Injured Pedestrian on McBride Ave

Paterson, NJ – Firefighters Manually Lift Jitney Bus Off Injured Pedestrian on McBride Ave

Paterson, NJ (September 15, 2022) – Realizing they did not have time to retrieve any specialist equipment, A fire crew from Paterson worked together to manually lift a jitney bus off of a woman who had just been hit.  

The incident occurred on Wednesday, September 14th at about 10:30 p.m. on McBride Avenue near the Hoxey Street intersection in Paterson.  

Recognizing that there was no time to waste, four firefighters lifted the bus and safely extricated the pinned 53-year-old victim who was conscious and alert.

She was transferred to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in serious condition. 

No injuries were reported to anyone on board the bus. 

Paterson police are investigating.

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

Vehicle Accidents in New Jersey

Paterson, NJ - Firefighters Manually Lift Jitney Bus Off Injured Pedestrian on McBride Ave

There are types of negligent drivers whose irresponsible behavior frequently causes vehicle accidents. The ones that are seen most often in New Jersey include: 

  • Intoxicated Drivers: Alcohol reduces your reaction time and impairs your judgment. A driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs could fail to yield to pedestrians or other cars. There are also certain prescription medications that can hinder someone’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Inattentive Drivers: When a driver is distracted by something outside or inside their vehicle and, as a result, they fail to pay attention to the roadway, they could disregard the right of way of others. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that distracted driving is any action that redirects someone’s attention away from driving, like texting or talking on your phone, drinking or eating, talking to passengers, or using the stereo.
  • Fatigued Drivers: When a driver is severely fatigued or overly tired, they might not have the capacity to give their undivided attention to their surroundings. They are also less likely to correctly judge distances and might fail to notice that another driver has the right of way.

Our firm has advocated tirelessly on behalf of our clients to ensure their rights are guarded after being injured in an avoidable accident. If you have been seriously injured, contact our vehicle accident attorneys 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.