Bus Accidents

Midtown bus accident leaves two with serious injuries

Busses are everywhere in New York. While these vehicles provide a great service to our city, they also pose a real danger. The sheer size of busses allows them to cause catastrophic damage to not only property, but also people. Whether an individual is in a car, on a bike or on foot, they can… (keep reading)

Bus accident in Times Square injures 15

On behalf of Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. posted in Bus Accidents on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.New York’s residents rightfully expect mass transit drivers to operate their vehicles safely. After all, it is their job. But these motorists, though they are paid to driver, are just as susceptible to distraction and negligent as others. This… (keep reading)

Filing a claim after a subway or bus accident

Many New Yorkers rely on mass transit including the bus and subway to get to work, school, run errands and basically go about their day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, buses and subways can be dangerous places. All it takes is one fall on a platform or stairwell, a sudden stop while riding or a collision with another… (keep reading)

Bus accidents are pervasive

New York passengers and pedestrians face the risk of a bus accident on a daily basis. These accidents, causing injuries and deaths, are reported in this country every week. The National Transportation Safety Board reported in 2011 that buses and other commercial motor carriers are more likely to have a fatal accident for each registered… (keep reading)

NTSB examines mass transit accidents involving trains

The National Transportation Safety Board added rail mass transit to its 2014 most wanted list to stress the urgency for critical changes to reduce accidents and save lives. The NTSB cited the derailment and collision of two Metro-North trains in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 2013, among other accidents. The Bridgeport crash resulted in 48 passengers, 2… (keep reading)

Bus accidents have common causes

Accidents involving buses in the United States share 10 common causes, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These causes impact the safety of bus passengers and other non-occupants in New York. To help combat bus accidents, the FMSCA has imposed new penalties for violating safety regulations which include a $25,000 fine for operating… (keep reading)

Act quickly after a mass transit accident

The National Transportation Safety Board reported that 700 million people, nearly the size Europe’s entire population, are transported each year by bus in the United States. Between 2000 and 2007, more than 1,315 fatalities and 3,471 injuries in bus related crashes. In 2009 alone, there were 250 deaths and 20,000 injuries. Buses in inter-cities, such… (keep reading)

Government prohibits distracted commercial drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published rules that prohibit drivers of commercial motor vehicles, such as bus and trucks, from using hand-held cell phones or texting while driving. The FMSCA took this action because of the increased likelihood of distracted driving causing transit accidents and other crashes. The FMSCA commissioned research which found that… (keep reading)

Brooklyn, New York, bus accident causes injuries

The size discrepancy between a bus and a passenger vehicle cannot always protect New York transit passengers from injuries in bus accidents. This was vividly demonstrated during a late afternoon collision between two cars and a crowded B46 Limited bus in Brooklyn that resulted in 25 injuries on Jan. 7. Three of the injured are… (keep reading)

Federal government agency advocates safer mass transit

  New York City depends on its buses, subways and ferry boats for transporting workers, students and other passengers. Mass transit use is increasing more than population growth and highway travel.   However, transit accidents can be calamitous. The National Transportation Safety Board identified mass transit as one of the transportation issues requiring improvements in… (keep reading)

NTSB investigates fatal New York commuter crash

Mystery remains over why a Mercedes-Benz was in the path of a Metro-North train around 6:30 pm on Feb. 2 in Valhalla. The National Transportation Safety Board has commenced an investigation of the accident that led to the deaths of five passengers and the car’s driver in the most fatal transit accident in the commuter… (keep reading)

Electronic devices remain a target in stopping transit accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board found that addressing the use of portable electronic devices while driving should remain a priority. Critical changes have to be made for reduction of transportation accidents and fatalities, according to the NTSB.   New technologies have led to additional distractions for drivers in New York and everywhere else. The National… (keep reading)