Commuting on the busy roads of New York state could be dangerous. This was recently underscored by a collision between a car and a bus. Car accidents that involve large trucks or buses typically result in multiple injuries suffered by occupants of the vehicles. In this case, 10 people were admitted to the hospital for treatment of crash injuries.
Reportedly, the accident occurred shortly before 4:45 p.m. on a recent Tuesday on Route 347. A police report indicates that rescue workers from the fire department responded to the crash scene to find a car that had crashed into the rear of a bus in an intersection. Reportedly, the bus carried 10 disabled adult passengers.
Ambulances transported all of them to area hospitals for observation. None of them was reported to have suffered serious injuries. Reportedly, the man who was the driver of the car that rear-ended the bus suffered no injuries. No information about the circumstances that led to the collision was reported. Even though no one suffered serious physical injuries, a car accident can lead to emotional injuries that might require long-term therapy.
Victims of car accidents in New York might have grounds to pursue claims for financial relief. In a case such as this one in which the passengers of a bus were hospitalized, proving negligence and determining fault could be challenging. Fortunately, an experienced personal injury attorney can take over the navigation of the lawsuit. A lawyer can launch an independent accident investigation and base the suit on the facts of the case. Medical expenses, lost income and other financial losses might be recoverable along with emotional damages like pain and suffering.