We are saddened to report another tragic incident involving a pedestrian being struck and killed by a bus. The accident occurred early this Friday morning at around 1:30a.m. at Willis Avenue and East 147th Street in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. The victim was reportedly a man in his 60s, who has yet to be identified by name. He was attempting to cross the street as the MTA bus made a left turn onto East 147th Street, striking him and trapping his body underneath the bus. The bus was in service with passengers on board. The police are investigating the accident and we hope they uncover its causes so that any responsible parties can be held accountable for this terrible loss of life.
Just last month, we reported another fatal accident in which an MTA bus struck and killed a resident of Elmhurst, Queens , underscoring how dangerous buses can be, especially when operated on the busy streets of New York City.
At Block O’Toole & Murphy, LLP, we handle significant personal injury cases and have represented many bus accident victims over the years. We have also successfully prosecuted many wrongful death cases on behalf of families who have lost loved ones in accidents of all types. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this man whose life was cut tragically short. We know, first hand, the devastation caused by a sudden loss such as this. Our experienced trial lawyers have a track record of successfully representing bus accident victims, including a $6,000,000 settlement at trial, a $3,000,000 settlement and a $2,056,656 jury verdict, which involved a case against the MTA. In all, our firm has secured more than $800,000,000 for our clients through hard fought verdicts and settlements.