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Catastrophic injuries, death from New York bus accident

Three people are dead, and others have been injured in a bus accident that took place in the state. According to reports, a New York City bus was struck by a charter bus after the latter slammed through a busy intersection. The driver of the charter bus had allegedly been fired from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He, along with two other people, suffered catastrophic injuries and was killed in the crash, and sixteen others were injured.

The driver who is reported to have caused the accident was fired two years prior after crashing his personal vehicle into two other cars and then fleeing the scene of the accident. His jail sentence was suspended, and he was given 18 months probation for his crimes. At that time, he was convicted of driving under the influence and fleeing to evade arrest.

A 68-year old man was trapped under one of the buses in the latest accident and lost his life. Two other men died after being taken to nearby hospitals. Video surveillance reportedly shows the bus crash through the intersection, causing the deaths. 

For those in New York who have suffered catastrophic injuries or lost their loved ones because of the negligence of a driver, a personal injury attorney could help. In cases where a driver has a history of recklessness but was hired on by another company, a wrongful death or personal injury suit may be appropriate. These suits can help the victim or the family receive compensation for the monetary loss in their case.

Source: nytimes.com, "Driver of Charter Bus in Fatal Queens Crash Was Fired by M.T.A.", Sarah Maslin Nir and Matthew Haag, Sept. 18, 2017

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