Sag Harbor School Bus Accident: Bridgehampton School Bus Accident On Scuttlehole Road By The Atlantic Golf Club
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NEW YORK (November 22, 2019) – Multiple people were injured in a head-on school bus accident that took place on Scuttlehole Road.
Bridgehampton police are saying that the accident occurred around 3:06 p.m. bweetn the Sag Harbor school bus and a BMW X5 SUV. For reasons that remain under investigation the two vehicles collided by the Atlantic Golf Drive.
One student and the bus driver were the only people on the school bus at the time of the accident. Paramedics arrived at the scene in order to help all of the victims including the driver of the BMW X5 SUV.
Both the school bus and the SUV sustained major front end damage. An investigation remains ongoing at this point.
Liability In Bridgehampton School Bus Accidents
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of accidents that a person can be involved in. They account for only about 2% of all car accidents but over 11% of all traffic fatalities. Victims of head-on collisions are often left with very serious and costly injuries including:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
Head-on collisions tend to take place when one driver crosses over a double yellow line. With very limited exception drivers are not permitted to cross over double yellow lines. Any driver that crosses over a double yellow line prior to an accident will typically be held at fault. Any school bus that can carry 16 or more passengers will be required to have at least $5,000,000 worth of liability insurance according to FMCSA guidelines.
Any person that is injured in an accident with a school bus 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. Victims of bus accidents often times don’t fully realize the extent of their injuries until several weeks or months after an accident. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal rights are.
Getting Help After A Bridgehampton School Bus Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the victims of this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help prevent additional accidents like this.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a bus accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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 they get the medical and financial support that they need to recover. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.