At least seven people were injured when a cab crashed into a crowded Bronx bus stop while trying to avoid a van making an illegal U-turn, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The crash happened about 11 a.m. in the Kingsbridge section. The bus shelter was destroyed. At least six people were waiting for the BX9 Metropolitan Transit Authority Bus and several victims were pinned under the taxi and debris, according to police. A New York City injury lawyer experienced in handling claims involving multiple parties will need to thoroughly investigate this incident and determine the available means of recovery. The van owner, the taxi owner and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority may all be viable defendants to a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in this case. The presence of multiple victims and competing claims could also complicate matters.
Police report the Lincoln taxi was eastbound on West Kingsbridge Road when the driver of the van made a U-turn in front of the taxi. The taxi tried to swerve but collided with the van before mounting the curb and plowing into the metal-and-glass bus shelter.
Responding emergency crews transported seven people to the hospital by ambulance. And elderly man died in route to the hospital. One victim lost her foot and another man was hospitalized in critical condition. A 14-year-old girl was also listed in stable condition.
The 58-year-old driver of the van was cited for making an illegal U-turn as the accident investigation continues.
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