Hudson Valley Bus Driver Dies

Bus Crash in Hudson Valley Leaves One Dead and Several Injured

The latest bus crash in the Hudson Valley left one dead and several injured, but the state of New York is still investigating the cause of the accident. State law requires an investigation into the death of a person during interaction with law enforcement, but until the official conclusion, authorities aren’t saying anything.

On December 22nd, a yellow 2022 Blue Bird bus reportedly struck a 6-year-old boy while crossing Seven Springs Mountain Road, near Kiryas Joel. According to reports, the boy was hit by the front bumper, but the bus driver wasn’t able to see the child change direction. Several students were also aboard the bus at the time, but none of them were seriously hurt.

A state trooper also sustained minor injuries during the crash, but was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital. Earlier this week, the Office of the Attorney General said it was looking into the matter.

The accident is a reminder that drivers must be careful. If they aren’t, they may end up causing serious or fatal accidents. They also must be aware of the rules of the road and pay attention to the traffic.

There was no evidence to suggest the driver had any drugs onboard. However, there was some acrimony between the driver and his supervisor. Apparently, he got several tickets after the crash.

In addition to the driver’s death, an adult student and a female student were both injured in the crash. The female student was performing CPR on the driver when troopers arrived at the scene. She was later shifted to Albany Medical Center.

The crash was also said to be the first of its kind in the area, as there had never been a school bus accident there. This is despite the fact that the area is home to the Empire State Development Corporation, which is the largest land-grant university in the country.

While the bus accident has not gotten much coverage in the media, the incident has been the subject of a local Facebook page, the Hudson Valley Post. Neither the newspaper nor the Facebook page have issued any statements about the crash, but a burial for Schmidt is set for Sunday, 5:15 p.m. and the Facebook page will keep followers updated.

Other accidents involving buses have been the subject of much discussion. Two adults were taken to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital after a crash involving a minibus. One of the adults was an employee of Yonder Farms, a produce and distribution company in the county. It has been suggested that the driver was drunk.

Another crash involved a state police vehicle. According to reports, a female driver was swerving across the double yellow line and struck the bus. Fortunately, the bus did not roll off the road, but the driver did sustain minor injuries. All of the other injured parties were transferred to Columbia Memorial Health hospital in Hudson.

Of course, the most important thing to learn after a bus accident is to find out who was responsible for the crash. Bus companies are legally required to maintain their buses. Having a good attorney at your side can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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