The sheer size and weight of passenger busses can make them extremely deadly in collisions with pedestrians, cyclists, or smaller vehicles. The Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorneys with Jason Stone Injury Lawyers explain these risks were underscored by a recent MBTA bus crash that left a 70-year-old woman seriously injured.
According to an article from The Boston Globe, the incident occurred at approximately 11:35 a.m. Monday, February 10, at the intersection of Dudley Street and Columbia Road in the neighborhood of Uphams Corner. Reports indicate the driver of the bus was attempting to turn left at the crossing when he accidentally struck the woman as she crossed the street. The victim sustained an MBTA Bus Accident Injury that required transportation to a local trauma center to receive further treatment. The driver of the bus was also taken to the hospital for treatment of a stress-related condition.
Investigators are examining whether or not a glare from the sun was responsible for causing the driver to be unable to see the victim.
Jason Stone and his team of attorneys are aware of how difficult it can be to recover from an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence. That is why the firm urges anyone who has been harmed as the result of such a crash to discuss their legal rights with a qualified and reputable attorney.