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Brooklyn School Bus Accident Injures Pedestrian

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
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6/14/2010
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Last week a Brooklyn school bus hit a pedestrian while on its way to an after-school program.  The bus driver who struck the pedestrian claims that he did not see the pedestrian while she was crossing the street. 

The woman was ran over by the school bus and was stuck under the school bus wheel until authorities came and rescued her.

According to a passenger on the bus (a 14 year old student) said during an interview that the woman was under the bus and that her leg was crushed and had a large gash in it but was still conscious when the medics arrived.

Who Is At Fault in the School Bus Accident in Brooklyn?

When determining the fault of any motor vehicle accident you must take into consideration many aspects of the accident. In this case a school bus driver hit a pedestrian in Brooklyn and according to one teens account the pedestrian seemed to be injured quite severely.

According to the statement that the bus driver made he states that he didn't see the woman.  While we can assume by his statement that he didn't intentionally run over the woman rather he hit the pedestrian without being aware she was there.  Based on the information reported in this article there is not enough information to determine the full extent of the situation.  Was the woman in the bus driver's blind spot, was the school bus driver distracted by something such as talking to the people on the school bus looking at a phone or anything else that could be distracting? The report does not mention any of this but it is crucial in figuring out why he did not see the pedestrian.

If it is determined that the school bus driver is at fault the pedestrian who was injured will be able to seek compensation from the school bus driver or the school bus driver's insurance company.

What to Do If You Were Hit by a Bus in Staten Island or Brooklyn?

If are suffering from injuries from being hit by a bus or a school bus in Staten Island or Brooklyn, NY it is important to discuss your case with a Staten Island school bus accident lawyer. A free case evaluation with Frank J. Dito Jr. will help you understand if you have a right to being compensated for the injuries you sustained and how much to expect.

To speak with Frank J. Dito Jr. Staten Island school bus injury lawyer call 800-310-5520 or email us.


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