A driver beloved by his young passengers and parents alike has succumbed to injuries suffered in a terrifying school bus accident in New York late last month. The crash happened near the town of New Windsor—just an hour north of NYC. The bus collided with a car and a boom truck owned and operated by a local tree service. Investigators say that the driver of the truck crossed the center line and into oncoming traffic.
Three people were critically injured in the crash—including one child, the bus driver, and another individual. The driver would end up spending days in the hospital before succumbing to his injuries. The student—a young girl—was treated and is expected to recover.
Terrifying accidents like this happen far too frequently. When we send our children off to school on busy New York City streets, we have no control over their safety. We trust that our school districts and the bus companies they employ have done due diligence and hired only the most responsible individual to transport our children. Unfortunately, as multiple investigative reports in our area have uncovered, that’s not always the case.
But even when the bus drivers who are behind the wheels of our school’s buses are the best, they can’t always protect our kids either—as this fatal school bus accident in New York tragically demonstrated.
Under New York’s no-fault law, all health-related expenses incurred by the driver and passengers in the bus will be paid by the insurance company for the bus. An experienced school bus accident attorney in New York City can file the application for no-fault benefits and institute a civil lawsuit against the at fault parties in order to get the compensation you’re entitled to. The compensation would be for pain and suffering, any unpaid medical expenses and lost wages.
If you or a family friend is injured in a bus accident, speak with the legal professionals at the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel today for your free consultation. Call 800-734-9338 or 212-385-112 right now.