25 Injured in Accident Between MTA Bus and Two Cars
A chain reaction accident led to injuries to 25 people total, including three who were later listed as being in critical condition. The accident involved two cars, a BMW and a Nissan Altima, and a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus near Clarendon Road and Utica Avenue in East Flatbush.
Surveillance video captured by Brooklyn’s News 12 shows the BMW running into a Nissan Altima coming out of a parking lot, and then swerving directly into the front of the driver’s side of the bus. One bystander that witnessed the crash says that the two cars were to blame in the accident, and that the bus driver did nothing wrong. Unfortunately, the bus passengers received the brunt of the impact. Of the 25 people injured, 19 were bus passengers, including the bus driver. The three people that were listed as being in critical condition were inside the two cars involved in the accident.
The speed limit on that section of road was recently reduced by five miles per hour as a part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s strategy to begin reducing pedestrian deaths in the city, but one witness said that the BMW had greatly exceeded the speed limit. The accident was under investigation, but it was likely that the BMW driver would be charged.
If the BMW driver does receive charges in relation to the accident, then it is also likely that he or she would become the subject of potentially multiple personal injury claims.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious car or bus accident, speak with a skilled New York personal injury lawyer at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson right away.