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6 Injured After Car Hits Bus Carrying Wedding Party

A trolley bus carrying a wedding party around town in East Islip was hit by another vehicle on the afternoon of Sunday, May 19, resulting in injuries to six people.

According to Suffolk police, the accident occurred at approximately 2 p.m.  A woman was reportedly driving an Alfa Romeo north on Harwood Avenue when she blew through a stop sign where the road intersects with Union Boulevard. The trolley was heading west on Union Boulevard and was in the intersection at the time. After the impact, the vehicle careened into a nearby utility pole, with wires from the pole falling down as a result of the collision.

Five passengers on the trolley bus — which was carrying 11 passengers and a driver — were transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore to be treated for minor injuries. The driver of the Alfa Romeo was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. The driver was also cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

Traffic infractions point to driver liability

When you file a personal injury claim, the burden is yours to prove that the defendant committed a negligent act that resulted in your injury. Accomplishing this becomes less challenging if you have evidence of a traffic infraction or other violation that was directly related to the accident in question. In this case, for example, a driver ran through a stop sign, directly causing the vehicle to crash into the trolley bus.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party, meet with an experienced personal injury attorney with Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia LLP.