A pedestrian crossing the street in the Bronx was fatally struck by a MTA bus last night around 8:30 pm. The bus driver was making a left turn at the intersection of Johnson Avenue and Kappock Street in New York City, when he struck a 68 year old woman whose identity has not been revealed by the police.
The victim was run over by the rear wheels of the bus and died at the scene of the accident.
The tragedy occurred in a residential area of Spuyten Duyvil where bus drivers should expect pedestrians and drive cautiously. According to officials, the driver has been withheld from further service and will have to take a fitness for duty test. (Read more in the NY Daily News)
Should I contact a lawyer if a loved one one was injured or died in a MTA Bus accident?
If a loved one or a family members suffers injury or dies as the result of a MTA bus accident you should contact a qualified New York personal injury attorney for a free consultation. For decades, not only the bus accident lawyers at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf have been prosecuting MTA bus accidents but they also have been teaching other lawyers how to properly handle these cases. MTA bus cases require substantial knowledge of the law and rules affecting MTA buses as well as has a comprehensive command of the Federal Motor Vehicle Standards, the Smith Method of Driving and the internal Rules and Regulations of the New York City Transit Authority. MTA bus accident lawsuits must be handled carefully by a firm that has both the talent and resources to achieve success. For years our attorneys have chaired and participated in continuing legal education programs designed to maximize the recovery for victims of bus accidents and have obtained record breaking settlements for families who lost loved ones due to such negligence. (Read more about these cases on our MTA Bus Accident Lawyer page)