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Hudson Valley, NY – Motorcyclist Hit and Injured by School Bus

Hudson Valley, NY (April 26, 2019) – On Thursday morning, April 25th, police and paramedics were called to the area of Route 9W and Cross Street in the town of Ulster Park to assist with a serious collision between a school bus and motorcyclist. The accident happened at approximately 7:00 a.m. when the school bus carrying middle school students crashed into a man on a motorcycle for reasons that are under investigation.

Deputies arrived at the scene to find 26-year-old Corey Thomas, of Kingston, suffering from serious injuries. A medical helicopter was brought to the crash site and Thomas was immediately flown to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital to undergo further treatment.

The driver of the Bailey Middle School bus involved, identified as 70-year-old John Chichester, of Port Ewen, was ticketed for failure to yield right of way at an intersection. Police stated that Chichester struck Thomas on his 2001 Honda motorcycle after failing to yield while entering Route 9W from Cross Street but no further details concerning the cause of the incident have been made available.

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Hudson Valley, NY – Motorcyclist Hit and Injured by School Bus

Our sincere sympathies are wholeheartedly extended to Corey Thomas, first and foremost as we hope for his full recovery at this time. Motorcycle accidents in New York are often catastrophically injurious or fatal, particularly when a vehicle as large as a bus or truck is involved. While it can be difficult, it is important for the victim to understand that they may have significant rights moving forward.

Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have dedicated their lives to those who have suffered due to the actions of another party or other negligent entity. We understand that there is almost nothing as overwhelming as recovering from a sudden injury and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.

If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of your own, 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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