School bus accidents in New York City aren’t common but any accident involving children can be traumatic and life-altering in the worst of cases. A recent crash just outside of New York shows just how violent these collisions can be even when the vehicles involved are traveling at relatively slow speeds.
A school bus accident in a residential neighborhood in New Jersey ended with a busload of young girls landing on top of an automobile. 15 students and the driver were on the bus at the time. The havoc unleashed on the roadway has investigators trying to unravel just how this crash unfolded. Eyewitness reports from the scene claim that the bus cut in front of at least one car before crashing into another. The bus then rolled on top of one car, smashing into yet another in the process. Pictures from the scene look like something from a warzone with jagged glass, metal, and plastic spewed over the roadway and vehicles folded into one another.
But who is liable in cases such as this? Investigations into school bus crashes often center on whether the driver of the bus or the operators of any of the other automobiles involved could have contributed to the collision due to their actions or inactions. Records indicate that the company which operates the bus involved in this crash has had vehicles involved in at least 40 accidents in the past 24 months. This could potential point to a flaw in the company’s hiring or training process. However, determining liability cannot be based on historic data. The injured parties must show by hard evidence which driver or drivers were at fault for the accident. That’s why it is always wise to choose an experienced and competent attorney to handle your case.
If your child has been involved in a school bus crash, you need a school bus accident attorney in New York City working for you. Call the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 today for your free consultation.