This week’s accident report includes a freshly minted bus driver in Brooklyn who left the bus in neutral instead of park, leaving the bus to roll backward in the early hours of the morning.
Brooklyn And Greater New York Accidents
Ten Parked Cars Hit By MTA Bus Rolling Backwards
In a strange accident this week, ten parked cars were hit by an MTA bus that was rolling backward. Thankfully, there were no passengers on the bus when it was rolling away. Cell phone video footage showed the bus rolling down the wrong way down Palmetto Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn close to 12.30 a.m. on June 21, 2017.
The MTA bus driver thought she left the bus in park and stepped out for a bit. However, the bus was actually in neutral. The driver, who was only on her third day of the job, was understandably shocked when she saw the havoc the bus was causing.
The bus sideswiped ten parked vehicles. One of the vehicles was being worked on by a resident and when his car was hit it subsequently hit him and flung him into his gate. The bus finally came to a halt when it went into the intersection of Knickerbocker Avenue and crashed into a van and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church. The bus took a chunk of brick wall and left a mess of mangled fence.
Investigations have started on this accident and it is apparent at the early onset that this is a bus operator problem. The MTA Interim Executive Director has stated that they need to increase all training and safety related with bus operation.
Bus Accident In Queensbury, NY Leaves One Person Injured
On Monday, June 19, 2017, a bus driver ferrying Community, Work & Independence Inc. passengers crashed into another car. The bus hit the car from behind at an intersection and the driver needed to be transported to Glen Falls Hospital. Fortunately, her injuries were not serious.
The passengers on the bus were not injured. The bus driver was issued a traffic citation for following too closely after an investigation was carried out.
Motorcyclist Collides With An Oncoming Car
A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries when he collided with an oncoming car in Greenlawn, Suffolk County. According to the police, the 52-year-old motorcyclist was traveling south on Broadway around 10.35 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
The motorcyclist crashed into a 2011 Hyundai that was driving north on Broadway. The accident took place as the 21-year-old Hyundai driver was trying to make a left turn at the time the motorcycle was approaching.
The 52-year-old suffered a leg fracture and broken wrist and was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. The Hyundai driver did not suffer any injuries.
Three People Injured In A Two-Car Accident
In Auburn, three people were injured in a two-car accident on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. According to the Auburn Fire Department, First-Responders came to the scene of the accident at the intersection of East Genesee and Owasco streets.
According to the fire department, three adults were taken to Auburn Community Hospital with minor injuries. The accident happened when one of the cars flipped onto its side. There were no other available details as to what exactly caused this vehicle to flip over and how the other car came into contact with it.
Pursuing Justice After An Accident
No-one knows when an accident will happen, as evidenced by the man who was fixing his car in the early hours of the morning and was struck by his own car due to a driverless bus. In such circumstances, it is worth knowing how to legally proceed so that you can get justice for an accident that was not your fault.
Our lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus, and Moverman P.C.are here to help you navigate how you can pursue justice for an accident that cost you financially, physically, and emotionally.