Erwin, NY (March 20, 2019) – Around 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning, March 20th, State Police responded to a serious motor vehicle accident involving an Addison Central School District bus which occurred for unknown reasons. According to authorities, the collision took place in the east and westbound lanes of Route 417.
Police stated that a vehicle, which had been traveling westbound along the aforementioned roadway, veered into the oncoming lane for unclear reasons. The vehicle subsequently collided head-on with a school bus carrying a driver and 10 children. Police and emergency medical crews were dispatched to the scene, where they pronounced the driver of the passenger vehicle deceased due to severe injuries.
EMS at the scene were reported to have attended to all 10 children and reported no serious injuries; however, the young students were taken to Corning Guthrie Hospital. Route 417 remained closed for several hours, and the investigation into this accident is ongoing.
Our most genuinely heartfelt condolences are wholeheartedly extended to the loved ones of the victim, first and foremost. Tragically, bus accidents in New York commonly result in serious injuries or death, particularly because of the size and power of the vehicle. At this time, it is extremely important to understand that as the bereaved family, you may have substantial rights in terms of recovering compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to helping those who have suffered due to the actions of a negligent or blatantly criminal party or other entity such as a manufacturer. As members of the community, we understand that there is nothing as devastating as the sudden loss of a family member, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
If you have lost a loved one in a bus accident due to another party, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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