Arc of Seneca Cayuga Bus Accident In Seneca Falls Leaves Two People Injured Along State Route 318 and Gravel Road
SENECA FALLS, NEW YORK (December 2, 2019) – Two people were injured in an Arc of Seneca Cayuga bus accident that took place on State Route 318 not far from Gravel Road.
New York State Police are saying that the Arc of Seneca Cayuga bus was traveling east around 7:30. For reasons that remain under investigation the bus driver lost control of the vehicle due to snow covering the road.
The bus apparently spun 180 degrees before the crash and then overturned in a ditch. Paramedics rushed to the scene of the bus accident in order to help all of the victims.
A passenger in the bus as well as a driver were treated at the scene. An investigation into the Seneca Falls bus accident remains ongoing.
Liability In Seneca Falls Bus Accidents
Winter time is among the most dangerous season of the year for car accidents. According to Carsurance, “Over 70% of US roads are in snowy regions. About 70% of the US population lives in snowy regions. 17% of all vehicle crashes happen in winter conditions. 1,836 people die annually due to snowy and icy pavement. There are 156,164 crashes annually due to icy roads.” It’s important for all drivers to slow down during times of inclement weather.
Buses are considered “common carriers” under the law and are held to a very high standard in terms of safety. Bus drivers must be especially cautious during times of bad weather. Ice, in many situations, may be completely invisible on the roadway. Bus drivers must do everything in their power to drive at a reasonable rate, even if this means driving particularly slow. Companies must also do periodic maintenance on their buses to make sure that they are in working order and safe to drive.
FMCSA guidelines require buses that can carry 16 or more passengers to carry at least $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. If a bus is involved in a an accident during times of bad weather any person that is injured may be able to collect damages through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim 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 Seneca Falls Bus Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to all of those that were injured in this Arc of Seneca Cayuga bus accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the police. It is so important that all drivers remember to slow down during inclement weather. Getting there safe is more important that getting there fast.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a car 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. Whether you just have questions about the law or need a free investigation into an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.