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September 21, 2023

BREAKING: Bus Carrying Students Crashes on I-84

At Least 1 Killed, 45 People Injured in Rollover Accident

Early on Thursday, September 21st, a bus carrying students rolled over on Interstate 84 in Orange County, New York. The accident took place around 75 miles north of New York City. Tragically, there has been 1 reported death and at least 45 injured. 

The Details of the Crash

According to cnn.com, the bus carrying students was traveling from Farmingdale High School in Long Island to Greeley, PA for band camp. Aerial photos show the devastating footage of the passenger bus in the forest median between the east and westbound roads. One can assume the bus veered off the road and rolled over, possibly multiple times, before landing in this spot.

I-84 has since been shut down at exit 15A, creating space for first responders to fully assess the situation. While a full report on the extent of the injuries is forthcoming, New York State Police said there were “multiple serious injuries.”

At Denlea & Carton LLP, our hearts go out to these young students and their families. While we don’t know what caused the accident, we do know that those on board deserved better. We hope for a swift recovery and legal proceedings as the families rightfully seek justice on behalf of those affected. If you have any questions or need urgent legal support, contact our expert attorneys at (914) 417-4623 today. 

What Causes Bus Accidents?

Bus accidents can be caused by a number of factors. Depending on the circumstances, it may be the operator of the bus that is at fault or another party, like the driver of a truck. In some cases, multiple parties can be held responsible for the accident.

Common causes of bus accidents:

  • Fatigue
  • Inattention
  • Unsafe speed
  • Impairment
  • Inexperience
  • Faulty equipment
  • Careless driving

While the circumstances of this particular accident are forthcoming, we can only assume there was a negligent party– either driving the bus or in another vehicle at the time of the crash. 

Speak With an Experienced Attorney Today

If you or a loved one was involved in this tragic accident, you deserve answers. Beyond that, you deserve full and fair compensation. It is in your best interest to consult with a bus accident lawyer to help you navigate the treacherous legal proceedings with professionalism and compassion. We can help determine your legal options for obtaining damages. Contact us today at (914) 417-4623 for help.

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