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Many busses are involved in accidents in New York City

On Behalf of | Feb 26, 2021 | Automobile Accidents |

There are many people in Queens who use various forms of public transportation. The main two options are the subway or busses though. Both forms of public transportation provide a valuable service to people, but both operate very differently. Subways are underground and travel on their designated tracks and do not generally interact with the other vehicles on the road. On the other hand, busses share the roads with other vehicles throughout their entire routes.

Due to the purpose of busses, they are also much larger than many other vehicles. This means that if they are involved in accidents, they can cause significant damage to the other vehicles on the road or damage buildings and other structures they may run into as a result of the accident. They also can cause significant injuries to the other people involved in the accident or the passengers on the bus.

Bus accident statistics

Unfortunately, there are many bus accidents in New York City every year as well. During a 31-month span that started in 2015, there were a total of 21,823 accidents involving MTA busses. There were also 2,520 people who suffered injuries in these accidents, which is 2.7 people per day. Tragically 14 people died as well. While there were many accidents and many injuries caused by the accidents, most people are not aware of the frequency of the accidents and the danger busses pose on New York streets.

While the bus driver may not always be responsible for causing all of these accidents, many of them are caused by the negligence of the bus driver. If people are injured in an accident caused by a bus driver, they may be entitled to compensation from MTA for their injuries, which can be very valuable as they recover from their injuries.

As there are many bus accidents in New York City, there are also many victims as well. These victims may suffer both physical and financial hardships as a result. Experienced attorneys understand how devastating these accidents can be and may be able to help one through the process.