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3 injured in New York car crash involving school bus

On Behalf of | May 1, 2023 | Car Accidents |

Three teenagers were hurt in a tragic head-on car accident in New York. The collision involved a car and a school bus. All three teenagers were hospitalized following the accident, which happened in Westchester County on a recent Wednesday.

Events leading to the accident

The recent New York collision occurred when a 16-year-old male lost control of the car he was driving while navigating a curve in a road. Apparently, he did not have a driver’s license though may have had a learner’s permit. Police reported that the car entered oncoming traffic and collided with a school bus. Three car occupants suffered severe injuries. No one on the bus was seriously hurt.

The driver of the car apparently broke his neck, spine and leg in the crash. Part of his skull had to be removed due to a hematoma. A 17-year-old passenger in the car was said to have passed away at the crash scene before being revived and taken to the hospital, where he was put on a ventilator. A 16-year-old passenger was also taken to the hospital with injuries to his spine, brain, spleen and femur. He underwent surgery for over five hours following the wreck.

Legal recourse

It appears that the teenage car driver was negligent in a manner that caused the. The two seriously injured passengers likely have grounds to file personal injury claims against the driver and owner of the vehicle, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the accident. Once liability is formally established, based upon a showing of negligence, the court will adjudicate specific claims for monetary damages. Successfully navigated claims usually result in damage awards to cover hospital bills and other documented financial losses.