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New Springville Man Fatally Struck by MTA Bus

Staten Island, NY – 69-year-old, Patrick Varriale, was fatally stuck by an MTA bus on Friday, May 13, 2022. The accident occurred around 4:25 a.m. at the intersection of Forest Hill Road and Platinum Avenue.  

According to NYPD, the bus was making a left hand turn onto Platinum Avenue when the driver struck Varriale. The bus did not remain on the scene. The driver has been identified and pulled from duty. NYPD and MTA are investigating the incident. 

Pedestrian Accidents 

Over 6,500 pedestrian accidents occur each year in New York. In this horrible accident, the family of the victim should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding this collision. This includes reviewing:  

  • Vehicle blind spots 
  • Driving records 
  • The route the bus was traveling 
  • Recent maintenance history 
  • Driver accident history 
  • Vehicle accident history 
  • Video from the bus 
  • Police accident report 
  • Timing of traffic signals 
  • Any testing of driver for drugs or alcohol 
  • Any history of driver with drugs or alcohol 
  • Inspection of the intersection 
  • Accident history at this intersection 
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident 

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys 

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

  • Distracted driving 
  • Failure to yield right of way 
  • Speeding 
  • Aggressive driving 
  • Inexperienced driving 
  • Fatigue 
  • Alcohol or drug involvement
  • Backing up unsafely 

Our trusted and experienced pedestrian accident attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in pedestrian 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.   

Location of Crash – Forest Hill Road and Platinum AvenueForest Hill Road and Platinum Avenue

 

 

 

 

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