7 People, Including 5 Children, Injured in Queens Car Accident Involving School Bus and Taxi

According to the authorities, this Queens car accident occurred this morning at just before 6:30 a.m.  A taxi cab was moving in a southbound direction on 150th Street in Briarwood when it crashed into a small school bus that had been traveling in a westbound direction on 87th Avenue.  As a result of the crash, the bus flipped over on its side.  It had been carrying five children, and all of them suffered minor injuries.  The taxi driver and his passenger were also injured, and it appears that the passenger suffered the most significant injuries. 

New York Car Accident Statistics

First and foremost, we’d like to offer our support for the people who were severely injured in this Queens car accident, and we are relieved that as of now it appears that none of the children were seriously hurt.  In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York car accidents.  Every year, more than 187,000 people are injured and more than 1,200 people are killed in these occurrences.

New York Personal Injury Lawyers

Clearly, much more information would be necessary in order to begin to be able to assign fault for this Queens car accident.  However, it seems clear that the passenger in the cab was not the party who caused this crash.  Therefore, when fault is determined, it could give rise to the filing of a New York personal injury lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for his injuries.  If such a case is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the plaintiff for his different forms of loss.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York personal injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of those harmed for more than 40 years.  Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.