NYC Bus Accidents Raise Multiple Questions of Liability
A bus driver was killed and multiple people were injured when a truck collided with a MTA bus in the West Village. At about 5:30 in the morning, a M14 bus was carrying commuters eastbound on 14th Street when the truck entered the intersection 14th Street and Seventh Avenue and the collision occurred. The impact knocked both vehicles through parked cars and construction scaffolding and into a building.
The bus driver was ejected from the bus and killed. Sources say he was not wearing a seat belt. One passenger on the bus was injured as well as a pedestrian. A coffee cart operator narrowly managed to avoid being struck by the vehicles.
The truck was owned by 18 Rabbits Granola and had been allegedly stolen while its driver left it idling on 16th Street. The driver of the truck was found unconscious in the truck by the police and was taken to the hospital.
This accident poses complicated issues for claimants who were injured. Was the truck operator working for the company or known to the operator of the truck. The truck owner could bear some responsibility depending on whether the driver was authorized to operate the truck or whether the truck was left in a secured state. The MTA might also bear responsibility depending on whether the bus was operated properly or could have avoided the collision. Also, was the interior of the bus maintained sufficiently so as to protect the bus passengers?
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