Eight Injured After Car Collides with Bus in Brooklyn
Eight people suffered injuries recently when a car collided with a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus in Brooklyn. The collision forced the bus off its trajectory, sending it careening into nearby parked cars and a building.
Witnesses indicate that the car, which was a black Toyota Camry, was driving down Coffey Street and ignored the stop sign at the intersection near Dwight and Coffey. With the bus entering the intersection, the car continued right on through, causing the accident. Several trees were knocked down in the area as well. Both drivers in the accident were immediately rushed to a local hospital, and the passengers who were injured in the crash received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone who suffered an injury in this case would likely be able to file a personal injury claim against the liable party, who in this case appears to be the driver of the black Camry. Because there are witnesses available who saw how the accident occurred, and because there was surveillance video that captured the accident, attorneys would likely be able to argue that the driver of the Camry was negligent in his or her duty to follow appropriate standards of driving safety. If the driver truly did run a stop sign, they would almost certainly be held liable in such a case.
If it were to be found that the bus driver also had some level of liability in the accident, any passengers that were injured could also file a claim against the MTA based on driver negligence.
At this point, it’s pure speculation as to what legal steps will be taken in regard to this accident. However, if you suffer an injury in an auto accident, you need to act quickly to boost your chances of success in filing a personal injury claim. Speak with the New York car accident attorneys of Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson today for more information.