Rochester Bus Accident: 65-Year-Old Man Injured In Rochester Bus Accident On The Driving Park Avenue Bridge
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (December 15, 2019) – A 65-year-old man was injured in a bus accident
Driving Park Avenue Bridge
that took place on the Driving Park Avenue Bridge.
New York State Police are saying that the accident took place around 7:00 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation the bus was struck head-on by an SUV.
The force of the impact caused the RTS bus to rollover injuring a 65-year-old passenger on board. Slick road conditions may have contributed to the crash.
An investigation into the Rochester bus accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Rochester Bus Accidents
Bus companies are considered common carriers under the law. They must use the utmost caution in order to avoid causing accidents. This includes slowing down during times of inclement weather. According to CarSurance, “There are 156,164 crashes annually due to icy roads. More than 1,300 people are killed in car crashes on snowy or icy roads every year. Over 116,800 people get injured in car accidents on snowy or icy roads every year.” Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer from very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
FMCSA guidelines require buses that can carry 16 or more passengers 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 in a civil claim can help cover lost wages medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Rochester Bus Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim of this bus accident? Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help prevent additional incidents like this.
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.