Vehicular accidents that involve multiple vehicles have additional complications when determining liability. While liability may primarily sit with one driver, others may contribute to the car accident as well. As an investigation into an accident proceeds in New York City, more facts may become available to help determine who should be held liable for the accident. Potential claimants may want to stay abreast of developments in the facts of an accident that may affect how they pursue their claim.
In mid-February there was a vehicular accident that involved a bus and two cars. One car, said to be a limousine for hire, was reportedly making a U-turn when it rear-ended an SUV. The SUV then lost control and smashed head-on into a parked bus.
When the SUV hit the bus, many of the passengers were flung around the vehicle. At least 11 people were injured in the accident, many of them seriously. The majority of the injured were taken to hospitals in the area. It is not clear how many more passengers may have been present. There is no indication as to whether the drivers of any of the vehicles were injured.
Currently, liability in the car accident seems to lie squarely on the limousine driver. Still, the New York City investigation in ongoing and there may be further developments. With potentially multiple people and businesses that may be held liable in this instance, a potential claimant may want to be aware of any changes in the case, which may impact his or her claim.
Source: upi.com, "Bus accident in Harlem, New York City, injures 11," Feb. 13, 2013