3 Injured, 1 Critical in MTA Bus Crash

A driver is in grave condition after crashing into an MTA bus at the Patapsco Avenue light rail station in the Lansdowne area, reported MTA.

Details of the MTA Bus Accident

According to reports, the accident happened at about 4:45 p.m.

A private vehicle was driving east on Patapsco Avenue when it hit a bus that was leaving the station, “causing extensive damage to both vehicles” MTA spokesperson Sandy Arnette said.

The driver was taken to Shock Trauma with grave injuries.

The bus driver and two people on the bus suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Bus Accident Statistics

  • According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes.
  • The number of injury crashes involving buses and large trucks increased by 55 percent between 2009 and 2014.
  • From 2004 to 2014, intercity bus accidents accounted for 13 percent of all fatal bus crashes. School buses accounted for 41 percent and transit buses accounted for 33 percent.

Who Can Be Held Responsible in a Bus Accident?

If it is determined that a bus driver was negligent in an accident, the driver’s employer may be liable for:

  • Failure to properly train drivers
  • Failure to maintain vehicle
  • Failure to verify proper licensing/certification
  • Negligent hiring practices
  • Negligent supervision
  • Negligent entrustment

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