Two pedestrians, who were in the crosswalk on Canal Street in Manhattan, were injured when they were struck by a Fung Wah Bus late Monday night. Both victims were hospitalized-one listed in serious condition, the other described as stable, according to news reports. Neither of the victims' names have been released, but it is being reported that the victim in critical condition is a 57-year-old woman and the other victim, in stable condition, is a 63-year-old man.
The accident occurred around 11pm on Monday near the entrance to the Manhattan bridge. The bus was reportedly en route to Brooklyn, carrying few or no passengers. According to authorities, the 50-year-old driver of the bus was issued a traffic summons for failing to yield to pedestrians. No criminal charges have been reported in connection with the collision.
As hospital personnel work on the most immediate needs of these victims, their families are surely faced with fear, uncertainty and pain for their loved ones. The immediate aftermath of such a crash is an extremely difficult and trying time for the families and victims, but it is also important for them to protect their rights as early as possible. Block O'Toole & Murphy is committed to aiding injured victims and their families during these very difficult times. We help families and victims protect their legal rights and recover after tragic accidents. Our clients appreciate the care, attention, sensitivity and expertise we bring to their cases. Block O'Toole & Murphy works not only to maximize our clients' recovery under the law but to bring comfort, support and relief to their sad stories.