Four People Injured In New Paltz Bus Accident on Mountain Rest Road
NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK (December 4, 2019) – At least four people were injured in a bus accident that took place on Mountain Rest Road.
New York State Police are saying that the accident took place after filming had finishined on the Showtime series Billions. The bus driver stopped in order to help another motorist who was in distress.
Shortly after this the bust was rear-ended by another vehicle. The force of the impact pushed the vehicle into a ditch.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. A total of four people had to be taken to the hospital. An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In New Paltz Bus Accidents
Snow and inclement weather can make stopping very difficult. This is why all drivers must operate their vehicles according to the prevailing conditions. If a driver rear-ends another vehicle they will typically be held at fault for the collision. FMCSA guidelines requires buses that can carry 16 or more people to have $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage.
Any person that is injured injured in a bus accident may be able to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. Victims of bus accidents often suffer from very serious injuries including back injuries, PTSD, head injuries and organ damage. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Bus Accident
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a bus accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.