A special needs school bus was involved in an accident with a taxicab.
The force of the car accident, which occurred in Brooklyn on a recent
Monday afternoon, caused the special needs school bus to flip over onto
its side. Nine individuals were injured in the crash, including some of
the special needs children who were riding in the bus.
A total of six children suffered minor injuries, which involved bumps and
bruises. Three adults suffered serious injuries. At the time of the crash,
the bus had been returning children home after visiting the Academy of
A witness, who apparently saw the accident, reported that the impact of
the crash was powerful. The witness assisted rescuers in extricating the
injured children from the flipped over bus, saying that accidents always
happened at the particular corner involved in the crash. The witness further
remarked that accidents on the corner tend to happen because of speeding
drivers, although it is not known if authorities charged anyone in this
crash with speeding yet.
It is also unknown if the driver of the taxicab or the driver of the bus
were faulted in the crash. Nevertheless, it is likely that all of the
injured victims involved in this Brooklyn car accident will have potential
personal injury claims against whoever is deemed responsible. Injured
victims of this crash, who were forced to incur the cost of emergency
medical services, may be able to recover those costs -- and other financial
damages associated with the crash -- by filing civil actions in court.
Source: NBC New York, School Bus Flips Over With Children Inside, 9 Hurt, Gus Rosendale,
March 11, 2014