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Privately owned commuter bus hits 2 pedestrians

A privately owned commuter bus involved in a pedestrian accident on July 14 in New York City. The bus did not have any passengers at the time of the incident, and company officials say that the driver was returning the vehicle to a parking facility. According to police reports, the bus hit two female tourists from Spain around 8 a.m. One suffered a leg injury and the other is reported to have an injured foot, but police suggested that both women are expected to recover.

The accident took place near the intersection of West 47th Street and 10th Avenue. The bus was making a turn when it apparently struck the women as they attempted to cross the street. Police closed the intersection afterward while they conducted an investigation.

The bus line involved in this pedestrian accident regularly services areas of New York City, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Reports indicate that the company is fully cooperating with the NYPD and other agencies that are involved in the investigation.

In cases where a company employee is involved in the accident, the victims may choose to review the available police reports to see if that individual is at fault. They may also choose to review the history of a company to see if they have been involved in other accidents of a similar nature. A company history of mishaps might point to issues with training or other company policies.

When someone is injured in any kind of accident, they may consider their future in addition to their immediate healing. Medical professionals may be able to advise injured parties on what they can expect in the future regarding pain, limited mobility, the need for additional treatments or other problems. They can then take this information under consideration when deciding whether to pursue a civil case against the parties that might have caused the accident.

Source: NBC New York, "2 Women Hit by Bus in Midtown", Sheldon Dutes, July 14, 2014

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