18 Jul 2023

By NY Local Accidents

In Accident News

Brooklyn, NY (July 18, 2023) – Around 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning, July 18, a school bus accident took place on a major roadway in Brooklyn that led to injuries.

According to Brooklyn Police, the accident happened on Belt Parkway around the area of exit 13, Pennsylvania Avenue. Police confirmed that a school bus and a passenger vehicle became involved in a collision with each other due to reasons that are not yet known. The passenger vehicle became crushed under the school bus and two of the bus’s wheels went over the guardrail in the middle of the road. The vehicles both sustained extensive damage in the collision.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One person was hospitalized in serious condition, though their identity is not yet known. Another person was treated on scene for a minor injury. Firefighters confirmed that there were no children on the school bus at the time.

The roadway was blocked in multiple westbound lanes for some time after the collision. Police reopened all lanes within an hour or two after the accident.

No further details have been released but the investigation continues. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the parties who have been hurt in this collision.

School Bus Accidents in New York 

Bus drivers are thought to be some of the safest drivers on our roads in the state of New York. However, accidents involving these common carriers happen every year – including school buses, which puts children at risk. On average, it is estimated that there are approximately 60,000 bus accidents throughout the U.S. every single year. Though a large percentage of these accidents lead to property damages, some are incredibly severe and cause serious injuries or take the lives of victims. If you have been hurt in a bus-related accident, speaking with an attorney is incredibly important.

Though bus drivers go through months to years of training, accidents still occur in the blink of an eye. There are many common reasons for bus accidents that happen in New York every year. These include some of the following:

  • Distracted driving, such as texting or eating behind the wheel
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Speeding
  • Falling asleep while driving

Because bus drivers spend a long time on our roads every day, they are more likely to engage in these acts than other parties on our roads. After a bus crash, speaking with a dedicated Brooklyn bus accident lawyer is one of the best decisions that you can make.

At The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C., our attorneys are here for you after your life has been turned upside-down due to a bus crash. Because bus accidents are unique compared to other cases, you need an attorney on your side who has handled these claims in the past. We will work to seek full compensation for you after you have sustained harm in an accident so that you can move forward financially. Please contact a bus accident attorney in Brooklyn at (718) 606-4099 to find out what options are available for you.

Notes: When writing these accident news pieces, our writers rely on secondary sources. These sources are comprised of police and fire accident reports, news reports, and newspaper articles, as well as first-person testimonies from accident witnesses. Because of this, our team at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. has not independently validated the information regarding this accident. Please get in touch with our company to have any inaccurate information corrected right away. Please let us know if you want the post to be taken down from our website, and we will do our best to comply.

Disclaimers: In order to prevent being engaged in a tragic accident, we wish to encourage the people in our neighborhood to drive slowly and with caution. This news article is not meant to be a solicitation for business. Any information offered shouldn’t be regarded as professional medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post wasn’t taken at the location of the collision.