The lawyers at at the New York City law firm of Block O’Toole & Murphy are following a deadly Long Island collision between a pickup truck and a bus.
The collision took place around 9:00 am and it involved a Coach USA bus and a Dodge pick-up truck on Roslyn Road in Albertson. The details are still emerging as the investigation continues.
So far, this is what being reported: Nassau County police said it appears the pick-up truck lost control and drifted across a double yellow line and struck the bus nearly on head on. Photographs from the linked 1010 Wins Radio website, depict a frightening collision. Reports indicate that the bus was then propelled into a neighboring tree. Witnesses report that the pick-up truck may have been speeding. A spokesperson from the Nassau County Police Department has release a preliminary finding that the cause of the collision was driver distraction and excessive speed on the part of the pickup truck driver. We are confident that further light will be shed on these conclusions as the investigation progresses.
Investigators rushed to the grisly scene and tried to rescue the victims in this collision. The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene. However, emergency workers may have saved the two men on board the bus. They climbed through shattered windshields and used every tool in their arsenal to safely remove the bus driver and a passenger. Both suffered serious injuries and were rushed to an area hospital.
Cross-over collisions are usually unanticipated and violent collisions. The result of a cross-over collision is too often catastrophic, resulting in fatalities or serious life altering injuries. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and those that loved them. We hope they are able to get through this very challenging time.
Block O’Toole & Murphy, one of New York’s premier personal injury law firms, is sensitive to serious accidents and how they impact people involved as well as those they are close with. We understand what a victim in a collision like this is forced to endure. We have been down this road before, a road that is both uncertain and frightening to victims, representing a gentleman that was a victim in a cross-over collision that resulted in a record $22,500,000 settlement. The firm also has recovered more than $750,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for their clients. You can learn more about the firm by reviewing their website at www.blockotoole.com.
Source: CBS Local