The latest fatal pedestrian accident involving a bus occurred last night at around 8:30 in Flushing. Witnesses say the bus has the word “Skyliner” printed on the side – Skyliner is an NYC tours/bus sightseeing company. Authorities have not arrested the driver, who fled the scene, and have also not announced the identity of the victim.
The two other fatal pedestrian-on-bus accidents involved MTA bus drivers – one in Brooklyn and another in Queens. The Brooklyn accident involved an MTA bus that struck an elderly woman while she was crossing the street. Police arrested the driver and charged him with leaving the scene, failure to yield, and failure to exercise due care. The Queens accident happened on Sunday, and much less is known about that one.
Everyone has a part to play when it comes to staying safe on the streets of New York City. Bus drivers have a duty to exercise caution when they are operating their vehicles. Commercial passengers buses are extremely large, have larger blind spots, and cannot brake as quickly as a passenger vehicle. Likewise, pedestrians must be vigilant, and at all times adhere to traffic regulations.
Sadly, even when pedestrians do their due diligence to cross safely and only at appropriate times, accidents can still happen because of careless drivers. The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. loves its city. We hate to see such tragic accidents occurring at such a high frequency. If you or someone you love was involved in such an accident, we invite you to contact our NYC injury attorneys today and we will review your case free of charge. You deserve justice. The Perecman Firm is here to fight for it.