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Far Rockaway, Queens, NY – Update: Child Struck by School Bus Died of Injuries

Far Rockaway, Queens, NY (April 18, 2019) – A tragic story concerning a child who was struck and critically injured in a collision involving his own school bus on Wednesday afternoon, April 17th, has been updated with more information. Police have now stated that 7-year-old Cameron Brown struck by a van that pinned him between the vehicle and his school bus around 3:00 p.m. on Gipson Street. Brown sadly died as a result of this accident.

According to authorities, the child had just gotten off his school bus when he was attempting to cross the street behind it. Unfortunately, the 22-year-old driver of a van mistook the gas for the brake pedal and drove forward, subsequently pinning Brown between the van and the bus. Emergency medical crews were immediately dispatched to the accident site, where they declared Brown to be in seriously critical condition. They transported the boy to a nearby hospital while performing CPR.

Tragically, Brown succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Both the driver of the van and the bus operator remained at the scene, where Brown’s mother had been waiting for her son. The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time.

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Far Rockaway, Queens, NY – Update: Child Struck by School Bus Died of Injuries

Words cannot express the detrimental pain and loss that is being felt by the loved ones of the victim following this horrific incident. First and foremost, our most genuinely heartfelt condolences are extended to the friends and family members of Cameron Brown as they make an attempt to cope with this overwhelming tragedy. Pedestrian accidents in New York are often fatal, particularly those which involve a young child and a large vehicle such as a bus. While it may be undoubtedly difficult, it is important for the bereaved family to know that they may have very substantial rights.

Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to those who have unjustly suffered due to the actions of another party. We understand that there is absolutely nothing as devastating as the unexpected loss of a child, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time.

If you have lost a loved one in a New York pedestrian accident, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.

Note: Secondary sources were used to create this piece and, because of this, the information included has not been independently verified. If you notice a factual issue with our posting, please bring it to our attention and we will correct or remove it as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.


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