Manhattan, NY — A woman was killed in New York City on Thursday afternoon, after being run over by a school bus. The accident took place near the intersection of Second Avenue and East 93rd Street.
The woman, who’s name has not been released, was killed on impact.
There were six children on the bus at the time of the accident, all students at St. Stephen of Hungary School. None of them reported any injuries.
Witnesses to the accident say it appeared the driver was trying to pass through a yellow light before it turned red when the collision occurred.
The accident is still being investigated.
Scene of the Accident
This is a tragedy, and unfortunately, it’s a tragedy that I’ve seen happen quite a few times. Typically, if someone is injured or killed in an accident involving a school bus, it’s very difficult for any sort of damages to be recovered. The bus belongs to the school district, which belongs to the city, and bringing legal action against a municipal entity isn’t easy. However, this school bus had been contracted by a private school, and that changes things drastically. If the witness reports are accurate, and the accident was caused because the driver was trying to beat a red light, then they’re obviously going to be liable for the damages, and it’ll be their responsibility to make that right. How the company that owns the bus sees things will be another matter altogether. Also unfortunate is the fact that these companies rarely have a victim’s well-being at heart. That’s an often overlooked fact that those involved in these sorts of situations need to be aware of.
— Grossman Law Offices