December 12, 2011 – Bronx, N.Y. – According to My Fox NY, a school bus hit and killed a man while he was walking in the Bronx. The fatal pedestrian accident happened on Tuesday morning, Dec. 6, on Broadway and Moshulu Avenue, in North Riverdale. Milo Montivilla, 57, of the Bronx, was crossing Moshulu Avenue, when he was struck by a private yellow school bus. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment but later died. The driver of the school bus remained at the scene of the accident. No children were on board the bus when the accident occurred. Police do not expect to file any charges against the driver. When a fatal pedestrian accident is caused by the negligence of another, then you could be entitled to pursue a claim. Speak to a Bronx accident attorney to learn what legal options may be available. You could be entitled to wrongful death benefits and other damages. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in New York.
To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York include:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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