While school bus accidents in New York City are rare, they can be devastating these are our children riding in these buses. Parents are cautious and do what they can to keep their children safe but stories like this one doesn’t help to keep their minds at ease. On February 23rd, EMTs, police, and firefighters rushed to the scene of a terrifying school bus accident in New Jersey. A school bus carrying more than a dozen children crashed into a boulder at the side of the road, caromed off into a building and then rolled over. The crash happened as the children were being driven to school that morning.
Miraculously, no serious injuries were reported but two of the kids were taken to a nearby hospital for observation. The driver of the bus—a 55-year-old man—was transported to a medical facility for observation.
A statement from police investigators indicated that charges may be brought case but whether those charges would be levied against the driver of the bus or another motorist at the scene is unclear.
This school bus accident clearly demonstrates how a normal morning commute can quickly turn into disaster. The extent of the damage to the vehicle and the surrounding structures was extensive. Thankfully, the injuries to the children were not severe.
When the investigation is finished and the contributing factors of a crash are learned, that information will be used to determine the fault of each driver involved in the accident. However, just having the information is not enough. Firstly, you need someone to sift through the mountain of documents to see which documents are important and which are not. Secondly and more importantly, you need someone who is going to understand the documents. For a successful outcome of your case, you need an experienced New York City school bus accident lawyer to do that.
If you or a loved one has been injured in such a crash, call the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel, PLLC at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 for your free consultation today.