School Bus Overturns Injuring 11 In Hudson Valley


A series of unfortunate events in Poughkeepsie led to a school bus crash that injured eleven people, including nine students. The bus was on its normal route in the tiny town of Arlington, when a vehicle crossed over the double yellow lines, smashing into it. The force of the impact caused the bus to flip over on its side, say authorities. The driver and students were able to crawl out of the overturned bus through a roof hatch, after which injured passengers were transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital.

All students were listed in “good condition,” though the 21-year old driver of the vehicle did not fare as well. Fire officials say that the woman had to be extricated from her car, and suffered serious injuries.  The bus accident resulted after the young woman smashed into a minivan on Spackenkill Road, which was temporarily stopped as the driver attempted to turn left onto Cedar Valley Road. After hitting the minivan, the vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane, where it collided with the school bus.

Arlington Fire Captain Bill Steenbergh told NBC New York that all things considered, the accident and resulting injuries could have been much worse. “Buses are built incredibly strong to begin with. They do that for a reason obviously, but this was certainly a near-miss.” 

New York bus accident lawyer advocates for victims

Representing New York residents for more than four decades, The Sanders Firm is well-versed in the life-long ramifications resulting from vehicle accidents in our region’s city and rural roads. We have successfully litigated accident claims involving school buses, commuter buses and charter buses, as well as those arising from pedestrians and motorists who were harmed in a bus crash.

In the days following any type of traffic accident, victims may be overwhelmed, confused and fraught with anxiety. It’s times like these when you need the advice and help of a bus accident lawyer New York has come to trust. A highly credentialed legal advocate will meticulously investigate the circumstance of your case, find out which party or parties are at fault, gather compelling evidence, depose key witnesses and ensure victims get every penny they’re rightfully entitled through the courts.

When choosing among a sea of NY personal injury lawyers, it’s critical to value experience and put your faith in someone who has a proven track record of significant verdicts and settlements from cases involving vehicle and bus accidents.

If you have grounds for legal action, our lawyers will aggressively pursue every channel of monetary recovery, whether from a negligent driver, bus company owner, vehicle manufacturer, or the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

Compensation secured through litigation

All personal injury actions must be filed in a timely manner or victims may lose their opportunity for seeking compensation. In view of this statute of limitations, The Sanders Firm urges anyone who has been harmed or suffered property damage in a bus accident to call their offices for a free case evaluation.

Plaintiffs may be entitled to monetary damages to help offset losses associated with:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and emotional anguish
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of spousal consortium
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

Call The Sanders Firm today

This recent Hudson Valley bus accident could have been much grimmer, especially considering the precious cargo onboard. Here at The Sanders Firm, we are here to explain your rights in the wake of an accident and ensure your best interests are always protected.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus accident in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island or Long Island, call our toll-free line to set up a no-obligation consultation with a member of our firm: 888.743.1031. Resources

  1. NBC New York, 9 Students Injured After School Bus Overturns in New York
  2. Poughkeepsie Journal, VIDEO: Nonfatal crash in Spackenkill demonstrates bus safety,