A recent plague of MTA bus accidents in New York have left several individuals dead and at least one elderly man in the hospital fighting for his life. This latest avoidable accident involving an MTA bus left an unnamed 64-year old man in critical condition. The man was struck by the M22 MTA bus on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Monday, November 23. Eye witnesses say that he was either crossing the street or standing on the street corner around 11 in the morning when the MTA bus made a left turn at the intersection of Madison and Jackson Streets and struck him.
When rescue crews arrived at the scene of the Manhattan bus accident, they were able to stabilize the victim and rush him to Bellevue Hospital with critical injuries. Sources reported that he suffered severe injuries to his arm and shoulder but is likely to survive.
Luckily for the victim, surveillance cameras recorded the entire accident. The video evidence shows that the light had indeed changed, giving the man the right of way, when the bus pulled into the travel lane and struck him. The bus driver did stay on scene and was questioned by the NYPD but to date no charges have been filed in this case.
In all pedestrian accidents such as this, there is always a question of fact as to who is at fault. Jurors are often forced to pit the word of the driver against the word of the pedestrian. However, in this case, the video evidence should make it much easier for a jury to determine whether the pedestrian or the bus driver was at fault for this accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bus accident in New York City, that pedestrian has the right to right to seek compensation for their injuries. Contact an expert New York bus accident attorney today. Call the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel for a free consultation at (800) 734-9338 or (212) 385-1122 to learn your rights.