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Injuries Reported After NFTA Bus Rollover Accident

Injuries Reported After NFTA Bus Rollover Accident

Tonawanda, NY – A Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) Paratransit bus was involved in a rollover accident in Tonawanda, on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, around 6 a.m. The incident occurred when the bus driver was taking the I-190 southbound ramp to I-290 eastbound, near the South Grand Island Bridge, and resulted in the bus rolling over.

At the time of the accident, three people were on the bus – the driver and two passengers. The driver and both passengers were injured in the accident and transported to the hospital. The reason for the accident is unclear, and investigations are underway to determine the cause of the crash.

Bus Accidents

Unfortunately, there are over 60,000 bus accidents each year. In this horrible accident, victims and their families should hire an investigative team to evaluate all aspects surrounding the crash. This includes reviewing:

  • Vehicle blind spots
  • Driving records
  • The route the bus was traveling
  • Recent maintenance history
  • Driver accident history
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Any video evidence of the crash
  • Video from the bus
  • Inspection of roadway conditions
  • Speed the bus was travelling
  • Police accident report
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • Accident history on this roadway
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident

Bus Accident Attorneys

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in bus accidents and have found that some common causes include:  

  • Inexperienced drivers   
  • Distracted driving   
  • Fatigue  
  • Speeding or reckless driving   
  • Congested roads   
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance   

Our trusted and experienced bus accident attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in bus accidents get the best result possible. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.     

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.      

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