Briarwood Queens School Bus Accident Injures Seven
Five children and two adults were injured early this week when a cab struck a school bus in the Briarwood neighborhood of Queens. According to MyFoxNY.com, the bus was carrying special needs children between the ages of 8 and 10.
All of the children were transported to Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The matron, also aboard the bus, and the cab driver were both taken to Jamaica Hospital. Their conditions are unknown.
Witnesses say that many of the children were highly distraught, as to be expected after an accident. Many parents arrived to offer comfort before the children were transported.
The matron appeared to have suffered the greatest injuries.
It isn’t clear what caused the accident or if any charges will be filed. The police are still investigating.
School bus accidents like this one are particularly frightening because they usually involve some of our youngest New Yorkers. Kids are particularly vulnerable as their little bodies can get tossed about when a bus is involved in a crash.
In addition to increasing the risk to children, whoever is in the other vehicle of a school bus accident runs the risk of major injury because the bus is usually the larger of the two. In this case, the cabbie would be fortunate to not suffer a serious and even life-threatening injury.
When we put our children on a school bus, we expect them to be transported in a safe manner. But even when the bus driver is as safe as possible, they are still at the mercy of other drivers, who may not be so safe.
Accidents like this one have the potential to turn tragic. And if the occupants of the bus require medical treatment, the accident can cost thousands of dollars.
Fortunately, if your child or if you are involved in a bus accident like this, you could be entitled to compensation. Depending on the severity of your injuries and the facts of the case, you could even get money for your pain and suffering, and any time you miss from work.
The attorneys with Omrani & Taub understand what you are going through, as they have represented numerous accident victims in New York. We know that you are in pain and you may not be up for squabbling with the insurance companies.
We can help. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case and to see what options are available to you. Call 212-529-7848 (that’s 212-LAW-SUIT).