Six Kids, One Adult Hurt in Negligent School Bus Crash in Old Tappan, New Jersey

Six children and one adult were injured in a recent New Jersey school bus accident. According to Police Chief Thomas Shine, the accident occurred when the driver of a bus carrying 43 campers between the ages of four and 12 rear-ended a pick-up truck at the intersection of Orangeburg Road and Zotti Avenue in Old Tappan. Following the crash, four of the children were reportedly taken by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center for medical treatment. Two other campers were also treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Shine said emergency responders transported the driver of the pick-up to Hackensack University Medical Center with moderate injuries. In addition, paramedics apparently set up a triage operation on a nearby lawn. The school bus driver was reportedly uninjured in the traffic incident.

Thankfully, none of the children involved in this accident were seriously injured. The exact cause of the slow-speed injury accident is currently under investigation by the Old Tappan Police Department. Shine stated it appears that the driver of the pick-up failed to fully communicate his intentions to other traffic. After the collision, the uninjured campers were loaded onto a new school bus or released to their parents.

Many people regularly travel on passenger buses throughout New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Children headed to school or other activities, commuters, and tourists trust that a passenger bus operator is both licensed and capable of operating the vehicle safely. Sadly, this is not always the case. If you were hurt or someone close to you was killed while traveling as a passenger on a commercial or other bus in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, you need a quality personal injury and accident law attorney on your side. Bus accident victims may be eligible to recover damages for their medical expenses, any resulting disability, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. If you were harmed or lost a family member due to a bus driver's negligence, you are advised to contact a skilled personal injury lawyer as soon as you are able.

Please contact the knowledgeable attorneys at the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC if you suffered a passenger bus crash injury in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut. Our hardworking lawyers are here to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve based upon the severity of your harm. Our caring advocates have more than 45 years of experience helping clients who are located in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. To speak with an experienced attorney about your personal injury or wrongful death claim, contact the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC through the law firm's website or give us a call at (212) 835-6768 in New York City, (215) 331-6487 in Philadelphia, or (609) 480-3080 in Princeton, New Jersey.

Additional Resources:

Seven injured in bus accident in Old Tappan, by Grace Kwon, http://www.northjersey.com

6 Children, 1 Adult Hurt In School Bus Accident In Old Tappan, N.J., http://newyork.cbslocal.com