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June 30, 2023

Unlicensed Driver in Westchester County Crashes Head-On into School Bus

16-Year-Old Driver Among Nine Injured in Devastating Accident

Earlier this year, a teenager was behind the wheel of a Honda Accord when it crashed head-on into a school bus in Westchester County. The devastating accident injured nine, including the 16-year-old driver, who is reportedly on a ventilator and in critical condition. The crash serves as a heartbreaking reminder of what can happen in an instant.

At Denlea & Carton, LLP, we represent individuals who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in car accidents throughout Westchester County, NY. Our lawyers know the overwhelming impact that a crash can have on not only those involved but also on their loved ones and the community. We are here to help. Contact our office today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. 

Unlicensed Driver Behind Wheel in Bus Crash

According to CBS New York, a 16-year-old unlicensed driver was behind the wheel of a Honda Accord that crashed head-on into a school bus earlier this year. His family members indicate that  the teen had a learner’s permit but had not received full driving privileges. He was required to have an adult in the car with him. 

At the time of the accident, the teenage driver had three passengers who were all under the age of 18. Each is now in critical condition as a result of the collision. The crash occurred on Lake Road in New Castle. Authorities believe that the driver lost control of his vehicle while taking a curve near Crow Hill Road. Five people on the bus were also injured in the accident. 

Second Unlicensed Driver Accident in a Month

The accident comes just over one month after five children were killed in a heart wrenching crash on the Hutchinson River Parkway. It is believed that the driver in the fatal March 20 accident was also unlicensed. 

As reported by CBS News, a 16-year-old driver was behind the wheel of a rented Nissan Rogue when it veered off the road, striking a tree. The vehicle caught fire as a result of the collision killing the driver and four other children ranging in age from 8 to 17 years old. The sole survivor was a 9-year-old boy who was riding in the trunk and able to escape out of the back of the vehicle. 

What to Do If You Are Involved in an Accident with an Unlicensed Driver

If you are involved in an accident with an unlicensed driver, you should still exchange information. Call the police from the scene and immediately notify them if anyone is injured as a result of the collision. Once you are able, you should consult with an attorney to determine your rights and responsibilities after the accident.

Contact Our Office for More Information

If you or your loved one was injured in an accident with an unlicensed driver in White Plains or throughout Westchester County, contact our office today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Our attorneys can help determine the best course of legal action. Call now to speak directly with an experienced member of our legal team.


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