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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fatal Bus Accident in New York

A double-decker bus crashed into a railroad bridge that did not provide the height needed for the bus to safely pass under. The bus fell on its side after hitting the bridge killing 4 passengers. At least 17 passengers were sent to a local hospital following the bus accident in New York.

Reports of the bus accident indicate that the 59-year-old driver took the wrong exit off the highway and found himself on an unfamiliar road without a place to pull over or turn around. Officials are unsure how the driver missed the warning signs and flashing lights indicating that the clearance under the bridge was only 10 feet, 9 inches. The bus driver was not under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance.

This New York bus accident may have several possible causes. The driver could be at fault if he was driving while distracted or driving while exhausted. Government entities that maintain the roads may be at fault if the roads were inadequately marked or if the warning signs for the bridge’s clearance were not readily visible. An experienced New York bus accident lawyer has the knowledge and resources to figure out who was at fault, especially if a wrongful death occurred.

No matter what party or parties were at fault, you are entitled to compensation if you or a loved one was involved in a bus accident and suffered a personal injury. Please contact the Cochran Firm today to schedule an evaluation of your case in New York, New York.

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posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 8:36 AM

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