Union City, NJ – Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Five in Commuter Bus Crash on Rt 495

Union City, NJ – Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Five in Commuter Bus Crash on Rt 495

Union City, NJ (July 26, 2022) – Five people sustained injuries when a hit-and-run driver prompted a multi-vehicle collision involving a commuter bus in Union City on Tuesday, July 26th. 

The incident took place at about 6:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Route 495 at Bergenline Avenue, near the Lincoln Tunnel.

According to reports, the hit-and-run driver crashed into another car, forcing the struck vehicle into the bus lane, where it was hit by an Academy bus. Following the initial impact, two other vehicles were also hit. 

The striking driver initially fled the scene but, after his vehicle became disabled, was located by Port Authority police.

In total, five people were injured. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

The impacted areas were closed to traffic for several hours. 

The bus involved in the collision is operated by Academy Bus Lines, which runs daily routes between Manhattan and New Jersey.

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

Bus Accidents in New Jersey

Union City, NJ - Hit and Run Driver Injures Five in Commuter Bus Crash on Rt 495

Bus crashes are usually serious due to the large number of passengers they have onboard combined with a lack of any of the modern safety features that come in almost all passenger vehicles.  

After a serious bus crash, victims could be hospitalized for several weeks or even several months while they heal from their accident-related injuries. 

Common injuries sustained by people involved in bus collisions include:

  • Head trauma
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries/Back injuries
  • Broken bones/Fractured bones
  • Internal bleeding/Internal organ damage
  • Contusions/Lacerations
  • Burn injuries
  • Emotional trauma

The financial, physical, and psychological effects of any motor vehicle accident are usually cumulative. Injured victims and their families should not have to fight their way through the catastrophic economic outcomes of a preventable accident.

Numerous factors can play a role in a bus accident, including:  

  • Distracted, fatigued, or drunk drivers
  • Inadequately trained or reckless bus operators
  • Failure to repair or insufficient maintenance on the bus
  • Dangerous or defective parts
  • Inclement weather conditions
  • Inadequate road signage, malfunctioning stoplights, or poorly maintained roadways

An exhaustive inspection of the events surrounding the incident will help decide if liability is placed on the driver of another vehicle, a parts manufacturer, a government entity, the bus operator themselves, or another party altogether.

The esteemed school bus injury attorneys at Metro Law have the resources and experience necessary to thoroughly investigate the cause of a school bus accident and build a solid personal injury claim that centers around your rights and needs.

Those injured in bus crashes often require continuing medical treatments that are prohibitively expensive and will place their family under incredible financial strain. Reach out to an experienced school bus collision lawyer in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to review the details of your claim and find out what compensation you could be entitled to.

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.