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Nine Injured In Westchester County Bus Crash

Nine Injured In Westchester County Bus Crash

New Castle, NY – A teenage driver without a license caused a serious accident in Westchester County on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, injuring at least nine people. The crash happened on Lake Road, just after 2 p.m.

The teenage driver was behind the wheel of a Honda Accord with three passengers when he lost control of the vehicle while rounding a curve, drifting into oncoming traffic, and colliding head-on with a school bus from the Yorktown Central School District. All four people in the sedan were transported to Westchester Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, while those on the bus were also hospitalized but expected to recover. The cause of the accident remains unknown, and the road where it occurred was closed for several hours before being reopened.

Bus Accidents 

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

  • Vehicle blind spots
  • Driving records
  • Driver accident history
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Any video evidence of the crash
  • Video from the bus
  • Inspection of roadway conditions
  • 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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