Bus Accident on New Jersey Turnpike Kills Two, Forty Injured
A night-time bus accident occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike, killing two people, Philly.com reports.
According to the article, the vehicle was a luxury bus, and was traveling from Chinatown in New York City to Philadelphia when the accident occurred. Authorities believe the bus struck a guardrail and then a concrete abutment. The bus driver was killed, having been thrown through the vehicle’s windshield. Another passenger aboard the bus was also killed, and at least 40 people needed to be taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. It has not yet been determined why the New Jersey bus accident occurred and as such, remains under investigation.
The article notes that over 235 million vehicles travel on the New Jersey Turnpike every year, and typically has five lines in each direction. With so many vehicles traveling on the road, accident investigators may want to look into whether the bus driver was attempting to avoid a collision with a reckless or distracted motorist. It is also possible the bus driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Whatever the cause, those injured in bus accidents would have it in their best interest to consult with a personal injury attorney to learn what legal options are available to them following an accident.
The Philadelphia bus accident lawyers at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP have decades of experience successfully litigating on behalf of our clients who have been injured by another’s negligence. If you have been injured in a bus accident in Pennsylvania, call our attorneys at 1-888-684-7192. We can help you understand your legal rights as an injured victim and will carefully investigate the cause of your accident to determine how compensation can be obtained for your injuries and other related losses. Call our law office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly skillful lawyers.