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Bus Accidents

Charter and City Bus Accidents Remain a Dangerous Threat

Three people died and 16 others were injured in one of the most serious bus accidents recently in New York City. A speeding chartered bus (traveling at about 58 miles per hour) ran a red light in Queens and hit an MTA bus on September 18, 2017. The entire event was caught on a nearby video surveillance camera showing the danger to NYC from bus accidents. The improper speed of the chartered bus sealed the fate of many. Those who perished included the chartered bus driver, a pedestrian, and a passenger on the MTA bus. Within twenty-four hours, National Transportation...

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Bus Accident Lawyers Discuss Fatal MTA Bus Accident

A 7-year-old boy riding a battery-powered motorized scooter was killed after being struck by an MTA bus in the Bronx on May 26th, 2018, police say. The child was struck on East 184th St. and Webster Avenue in Fordham Heights around 3:30 pm. The child was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses say the reason why the bus driver did not see the boy in time was because the 7-year-old came zooming down the sidewalk, down a hill and into the street. The sidewalk is behind a building, so it created a blind spot for the bus driver,...

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What Should You Do After a Bus Accident in Brooklyn?

What Should You Do After a Bus Accident?

Each day in New York, thousands of people get on buses as they are traveling to their destinations. The people who use buses each day are varied, and they use buses for many different reasons. Some people use MTA buses to get to work and back home. Some people are tourists using buses to see the city. School buses are used to transport children to school. In the event of an accident, the impacts can be intense as buses are large. Also, buses do not usually have seat belts and their large size can cause maneuverability issues. Buses can have large...

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Do You Need a Bus Accident Lawyer in New York?

If you’ve been in a bus accident anywhere in New York, you might be wondering what to do next. If you were seriously injured in the accident, you might have a lot of questions and be under a lot of stress. A serious accident can change your life for years to come. It can mean you are dealing with injuries where you will have to have medical treatments and visits for months or even years. These medical treatments can get expensive. Your injuries could also keep you from your job which can also have a significant impact on your financial...

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More Bus Crash Statistics

While buses are one of the safest ways to get around, bus accidents do happen. Buses are used in places like New York City frequently. Many people in New York rely on buses to get around. They can be one of the main forms of transportation for many people. With MTA buses transporting so many people each day, it makes sense that bus crashes happen sometimes. Also, there are many other kinds of buses such as school buses that are used daily. In 2015, there were over 32 thousand fatal vehicle accidents in the United States. Only around 250 of these...

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Update: MTA Bus Action Plan

The MTA unveiled a Bus Action Plan on Monday to improve their service. This plan includes measures that are sweeping and mean to improve the reliability and speed of the bus service in NYC. They are looking to modernize the network as the MTA bus has been losing ridership over the years. The plan is being presented by NYC Transit President Andy Byford. He is looking to reinvent the service. He wants to evaluate every bus route and revamp the entire program. They are looking to meet many initiatives that will be completed ranging from short-term to long-term. Changes include the MYmta app...

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Bus Crash Statistics

Across the country each day, there are buses being used for a variety of purposes. Some buses are used in cities to get people from place to place. Some are used to take kids to school. Others are used to transport travelers to different areas across the county. Buses can be an affordable way to get around. They are also considered one of the safest forms of travel. They have just .14 deaths per billion miles. But, even still, bus accidents do happen. They can cause injuries and even fatalities. In places like New York, where traveling by bus is quite...

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NYPD Bus Plan to Clear Congestion

The NYPD has a plan to clear congestion in the bus lane. MTA members say they are unveiling a Bus Action Plan. The plan is calling for onboard cameras to help keep the lanes clear. This plan is being put in place to improve MTA bus service. The city needs to improve enforcement of bus lanes according to the MTA board members at a meeting on Monday. The president of NYC transit, Andy Byford, unveiled a bus action plan to improve service. This plan is being met with praise from board members as well as transit advocates. The plan is asking for...

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RTS Bus Passengers Seriously Injured in Crash

Passengers who were on an RTS bus suffered from minor injuries after an SUV crashed into the bus. This accident happened at the corner of Plymouth and Allen and happened on Saturday. The Rochester Police Department responded to the area of Plymouth Avenue and Allen Street at around 7 in the morning. They found a dark SUV that had failed to stop and had struck the northbound bus. Multiple people who were passengers on the bus reported having minor injuries. Four people had to be transported to the hospital after the accident. The driver of the SUV fled the scene. The investigation is...

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Do You Need a Bus Accident Lawyer?

We hope you have never been the victim of a bus accident, but, if you have, you don’t have to go through the journey of the legal process on your own. You could receive help from a personal injury lawyer. There are many options available to you. The personal injury system lets bus accidents file for compensation for their injuries and other damages. In the year 2015, there were over 260 bus accidents that involved fatalities. Under the law, buses are seen as common carriers. A common carrier is any vehicle that is used by the general public for transport after paying...

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