Two separate bus accidents have injured 17 people in less than 12 hours in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Both incidents involved Port Authority buses. The first of these two motor vehicle accidents happened at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Smithfield Street in downtown Pittsburgh. The accident was caused by a car running a red traffic signal and hitting a bus. The driver of the car and of the bus in this accident suffered head injuries and were taken to Pittsburgh area hospitals. There were also three passengers on the bus taken to the hospital and many more suffered minor injuries.
The second accident occurred on Forbes Avenue near the Armstrong Tunnel in Pittsburgh. As a result of this accident, two passengers on the bus were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Bus accidents often cause passengers neck and back injuries. The initial jolt from the collision, along with the lack of seatbelts on buses contributes to these types of symptoms. With these types of injuries, it is imperative that you seek medical treatment to ensure you maximize your recovery. Also, an experienced attorney can help you reach full and fair financial compensation for the cost of your medical bills, lost wages from missing work, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident or motor vehicle accident in general, call the law firm of Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today for a free case evaluation at -1-800-777-4081. There is never a fee unless we reach a settlement or obtain a verdict for you.
Source: KDKA. "17 Injured In 2 Accidents Involving Port Authority Buses". 15 June 2015.