At any time, a driver of a motor vehicle could be involved in an accident. In some cases, the mishap includes one vehicle. In other instances, there is more than one vehicle involved. While every auto accident is serious, those involving a car and a larger vehicle, such as a bus, often lead to more extensive injuries.
Earlier this week in Brooklyn, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus was involved in a collision with a car. This happened around 4:40 p.m. at Herkimer Street and Albany Avenue. As a result of the accident, 41 people were injured, most of whom were passengers on the bus. According to the FDNY, many who were injured in the accident, including those on the bus and in the car, were taken to local area hospitals for evaluation and treatment.
Authorities have noted that 29 people suffered minor injuries while the other 12 were seriously injured in the accident. Fortunately, none of the injuries are believed to be life threatening at this time.
Although the accident is still being investigated by authorities, a witness noted that the driver of the car ran a stop sign while attempting to flee from police. It was then that the car was hit by the bus. On impact, the car was crushed and the driver appeared to be the most seriously injured of the bunch.
First responders were unable to remove the victims from the wreck, which led to them using the jaws of life to pull them free. To extract the two people from the vehicle, the car’s roof had to be removed.
Regardless of who is at fault, any car accident can lead to injury or death of those involved. In this situation, it was the person in the car who caused the accident, however, this is not always case.
Source: CBS New York, “Brooklyn Bus Accident Leaves 41 Injured” No author given, Sep. 09, 2013