Each day in the Bronx and other areas of New York City innocent people are injured in accidents that could have been prevented. Sadly, these preventable accidents happen on a daily basis while people are driving, working, using public transportation, visiting a private business, and any number of other activities one might conduct during a normal day. Preventable accidents can negatively impact a victim’s life forever and in some cases, families end up grieving the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another. If you or your family are suffering from injuries or grieving a death because of a preventable accident caused by the negligence of another person our Bronx personal injury lawyers want to help. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about your legal options.
Accident Involving School Bus Occurs Outside Of Bronx School
On September 6, a crash occurred outside of a Bronx elementary school involving an out-of-control car and a school bus. According to a witness, a silver car was seen doing donuts in the middle of the street and hit two cars in the process. The car then slammed into a school bus before slamming into a light pole. Seven people were injured in the accident, including the bus driver, no students were injured. The reported injuries were minor. According to police, the driver of the vehicle was unlicensed and a summons was issued.
Woman Arrested For Involvement In Fatal Car Accident
On Friday morning a fatal crash occurred on the Pelham Parkway. According to police, a Bronx teacher was driving when she hit a car and attempted to flee the scene. When she attempted to leave she hit a pedestrian who had just left the hospital. The 57-year-old man was crossing the street in a crosswalk, was hit and drug a distance by the vehicle. He was taken back to the hospital he had just left, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, where he died. The driver of the vehicle has been arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.
Bronx Girl Dies In Car Crash
On Monday, September 3, a crash occurred on Route 17 in Monticello. According to a news release, a pickup truck carrying a family of three was traveling on the highway when the vehicle crossed over the median and hit another oncoming pickup truck, causing a 5-year-old passenger to be ejected from the vehicle. A Sergeant came upon the crash as he was driving and performed CPR on the victim until she was taken to Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris where she was pronounced dead. The other passengers were also taken by helicopter to the same hospital and are in critical condition. It appeared that no one in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt. The other vehicle involved in the accident carried a family of four who were all taken to Orange Regional Medical Center. One of those passengers was kept for observation but the others were all treated and released. The investigation into this accident is ongoing.