12 Injured in MTA Bus Crash with Dump Truck in St. George

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

A frightening accident on March 7, 2022, left a dozen people injured after an MTA bus crashed into a dump truck in St. George, Staten Island. The crash occurred at around 11:00 a.m. at Richmond Terrace and Hamilton Avenue.

According to reports, the bus was traveling at about 20-25 mph when it collided with the dump truck, resulting in substantial damage to the front-right side of the bus. Debris was left scattered at the scene. The injured parties were transported to local hospitals for their injuries. It is currently unknown whether the bus driver was among those injured.

We wish a quick and complete recovery for those injured in the accident. Police are currently investigating the cause of the collision. We hope they can eventually shine a light on the circumstances that led to the collision so actions can be taken to prevent future accidents.

It is important for victims of bus accidents to know that they may have a legal right to receive compensation for the injuries they sustained as a result of another party’s negligent actions. Determining liability in a bus accident case can be a complex process. A skilled bus accident lawyer will need to be familiar with state and local traffic laws as well as any rules and regulations that may apply to the entity that owns and operates the involved bus, such as the MTA.

It is possible that more than one party may be responsible for the accident. Possible liable parties include:

  • Other motorists: Surrounding vehicles can cause an accident if, for example, they are driving while distracted or under the influence
  • Bus driver: All bus drivers should be properly trained and should never drive while fatigued or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • City/state government entities (for public buses): City and state governments are responsible for the management of public buses. Depending on the city or state, rules and regulations can vary. These entities can be held partially liable if an accident occurs, especially if one of their drivers violates their rules and regulations.
  • Bus management companies: Management companies are responsible for the regular maintenance and inspection of their buses. A company may be held liable for an accident if it can be proven that they were negligent in their duties to adhere to government regulations and ensure their drivers are properly trained.

Bus accidents can be very dangerous. Unlike other vehicles, buses generally have fewer safety features, like airbags or seatbelts. Because of this, when an accident occurs, the injuries sustained can be potentially catastrophic. Those responsible for the accident must be held accountable for their actions.

The lawyers at Block O’Toole & Murphy are dedicated to fighting for those who have been seriously injured in an accident. They work tirelessly to obtain fair compensation to cover their clients’ medical bills, lost wages, costs of rehabilitation, and pain and suffering, among other damages.

Notable results for victims or bus accidents include:

  • $6,000,000 settlement for a city bus passenger who suffered injuries requiring multiple surgeries when the bus he was riding in collided with another vehicle
  • $3,500,000 settlement for a bus operator who was rear ended by a city sanitation truck in Brooklyn
  • $3,450,000 settlement in a Queens case for a pedestrian who was hit and dragged by an Access-A-Ride bus

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