Staten Island, NY – Three Hurt in MTA Bus Crash on Verrazano Narrows Brdg

Staten Island, NY – Three Hurt in MTA Bus Crash on Verrazano Narrows Brdg

Staten Island, NY (May 1, 2024) – Police and EMTs went to the scene of a serious traffic accident in Staten Island on May 1.

 An MTA bus and a van were involved in a collision on the upper level of the Verrazano Bridge. Paramedics worked at the scene to help those with injuries and loaded seriously injured individuals into ambulances. Those involved have not presently been identified. Road blockages occurred in the area while emergency responders worked to clear the wreckage from the roadway and help injured victims. Police in Staten Island continue to investigate. 

We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries.

New York Bus Accidents

In the state of New York, large commercial trucks, such as big rigs, tractor-trailers, trash trucks, mail trucks, moving vans, and delivery trucks, travel the roadways every single day. It is common to hear about or even see a truck crash occur between a big rig and a car, pedestrian, or bicyclist, especially in areas where traffic congestion occurs, such as Manhattan and the surrounding areas. 

Some statistics concerning New York commercial truck crashes in 2019 reported by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles and the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research are: 

  • 21,135 large truck accidents involving passenger vehicles
  • 80 passenger vehicle crashes were fatal, and 4,275 resulted in personal injuries 
  • 16,780 property damage collisions 
  • 203 large truck/pedestrian collisions 
  • 23 pedestrian crashes were fatal, 176 resulted in personal injuries 
  • 79 large truck/bicycle accidents
  • 6  bicycle accidents were fatal, 72 resulted in personal injuries 
  • 60 large truck/motorcycle accidents
  • 2 motorcycle crashes were fatal, and 44 resulted in personal injuries 

Some common causes of truck collisions in the Empire State include: 

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving 
  • Impaired driving
  • Weather
  • Dangerous road conditions
  • Construction
  • Speeding

Any of the above may result in a truck collision that can have devastating consequences for those involved. Oftentimes, severe injuries or even fatalities result from serious truck accidents in New York. 

Injuries caused by truck accidents are typically quite serious, and can even result in death. This is due to the fact that large commercial trucks are much heavier and larger than other vehicles, posing a severe and dangerous threat when they become involved in traffic collisions. Thousands of truck accidents happen every year in the United States that end in serious injuries and even fatalities for the people involved. Professional truck accident lawyers know this. They also know that serious truck crash injuries do not heal quickly. They often demand a great deal of time, treatment, and money. 

At Metro Law, we have a long and successful history of representing injured victims and their family members who have suffered from severe and devastating truck collisions. If you have recently been hurt in a truck crash in New York, you should contact a Staten Island truck accident lawyer as soon as you can to learn about how you can recover with our help. A lawyer can help you collect compensation that can pay for the costs related to your loved one’s crash. Call our law office at  (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you. Our firm fights diligently on behalf of our clients and works tirelessly to ensure that your legal rights are protected.