Produce Truck Involved In Bogota Accident With Transit Bus On Route 80
BOGOTA, NEW JERSEY (February 29, 2020) – A produce truck was involved in an accident with a transit bus on route 80 in New Jersey.
New Jersey Highway Patrol are saying that the collision took place around 9:02 a.m. on Monday morning. For reasons that remain under investigation the truck and the bus collided.
A total of three people on the bus were injured and taken to local area hospitals. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bogota Bus Accidents
Semi-truck drivers are held to a very high standard in terms of safety. All truck drivers must get a commercial license and undergo extensive training. There is rarely one specific cause that results in an accident. According to the FMCSA, “Elements that influence the occurrence of a crash may take place hours, days, or months before the crash. They include driver training and experience, vehicle design and manufacture, highway condition and traffic signaling, and weather conditions. Other elements may take place immediately before a crash, such as a decision to turn in traffic, a tire blowout, or snow. Crash reconstruction experts rarely conclude that crashes are the result of a single factor.”
A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. They can cause a lot of damage if they crash. The FMCSA requires buses that can carry 16 or more people to have at least $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Any person that is injured in a bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Bogota Bus Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayer to all of the victims of this bus accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that there is a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have been affected. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.