Wallkill, NY – Bus Driver Airlifted to Hospital Following Rollover Crash
Wallkill, NY (November 26, 2018) – A bus driver for Wallkill School District suffered injuries after her bus overturned on Quaker Street while driving to pick up middle and high school students on Monday morning, November 26. According to the Plattekill Fire Department, the bus rolled over on the Orange/Ulster county line in Wallkill.
Dispatchers sent officials from the Plattekill, as well as the Cronomer Valley Fire Department to the scene of the crash, located at around 180 Quaker Street at approximately 7:11 a.m. Emergency personnel arrived to discover the female bus driver trapped in the vehicle. She was the only one on the bus at the time of the crash.
After approximately 31 minutes, the injured victim was pulled from the bus and immediately transported to a landing zone that was set up by the Modena Fire Department. The woman was then airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla to undergo treatment.
The extent of the victims’ injuries is not clear at this time, and the cause of the accident is currently being investigated by authorities.
New York Bus Accidents and Workplace Injury
We would first like to extend our warmest concerns to the victim of this accident as we preserve our hope for her full recovery. Bus accidents in New York take place for many different reasons, and workplace injuries are often terrifying. It is absolutely imperative to understand that if another person, company, or employer is accountable for an accident that results in injuries, victims may have the right to seek compensation.
A knowledgeable and understanding New York accident attorney can help ease the many burdens that arise after an injury and help guide you along the difficult path toward financial reimbursement. At Hach and Rose, we realize the devastating physical, emotional, and financial stress that arises after a sudden injury. If you have been hurt in a New York bus accident, or if you have suffered any workplace injury, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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