Todt Hill, NY – 20 Children Taken to Hospital After Bus Accident on Staten Island
Todt Hill, NY (June 7, 2019) – A school bus was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Friday morning, June 7, at approximately 9:39 a.m., according to police in Staten Island. Officials stated that the incident occurred in the vicinity of Todt Hill Road and Ocean Terrace in Todt Hill for reasons that are under investigation at this time.
A spokeswoman for Pioneer Transportation Corporation stated that the school bus was carrying children from PS 50 in Oakwood when the driver experienced trouble navigating a turn. The accident appears to have been relatively minor but both police and emergency medical crews were called to the scene.
Altogether, 20 students were taken to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze to be treated. All injuries suffered during the accident were reported to be minor and non-life threatening.
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Our deepest sympathies are wholeheartedly extended to the injured students, first and foremost, as we maintain hope for their full recoveries. Bus accidents in New York are often fatal or critically injurious due to the size and power of large vehicles, as well as the nature of public transportation. While it can be very difficult, it is essential for victims to understand that they may have significant rights at this time.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that there are not many things as overwhelming as a sudden injury, specifically when victims are children. Our New York accident lawyers are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a New York bus accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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