In most every metropolitan area, buses cruise up and down the city streets while pedestrians fill crosswalks. Even when pedestrians are abiding by the law and in a proper crosswalk, pedestrian accidents can still occur and leave injured walkers in their wake. A recent accident in New York resulted in a tour bus hitting and injuring a pedestrian in the street.
The accident occurred in the afternoon as a pedestrian made his way across a street. A tour bus was making a left-hand turn from West 4th Street and struck the 50-year-old man. The man had his leg pinned underneath the bus. Paramedics were able to rescue the victim.
He was taken to an area hospital and was said to be critical condition. Afterward, his condition was upgraded to stable. The bus driver stayed at the scene of the accident, and the bus company released a statement explaining that they were cooperating with the authorities who were investigating the accident.
Pedestrian accidents can lead to a wide variety of injuries or worse for those who are unfortunate enough to be hit by a vehicle. In this case, the man may have to miss work to recover or he may be saddled with expensive medical bills as a result of being hit by the bus. In New York, pedestrian accident victims can pursue a civil claim if negligence or recklessness is proved and, if successful, can be awarded monetary damages that could help the victims deal with the financial costs of being a victim of such an accident.
Source: newyork.cbslocal.com, “Bus Strikes Pedestrian In Greenwich Village“, July 3, 2015