Pittsburgh, PA – Three Injured in Bus Accident at 18th St & Sarah St

city bus driving downtown stopped at red light and crosswalk
January 5, 2022

Pittsburgh, PA (January 4, 2022) – Injuries were reported in a serious bus accident that happened on Tuesday, January 4, at an intersection in Pittsburgh.

Port Authority Police confirmed that the accident happened at the intersection of 18th Street and Sarah Street. A bus driver was headed out of town and drove into the intersection where the bus collided with a passenger vehicle in the area. The vehicle involved in the accident sustained severe damages as a result of the collision.

Several first responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Port Authority bus, a bus passenger, and the driver of the passenger vehicle all sustained injuries in the accident. The injured victims are expected to recover.

The roadway was blocked at the intersection for an extended period of time as police worked to investigate and clear the scene.

No other information regarding the accident has been released. Port Authority Police continues its investigation into the accident at this time.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Bus Accidents in Pennsylvania

From the moment that you board a bus, you are putting your full trust in the bus driver and the bus company. However, that trust could be violated within seconds if you are involved in a bus accident. Bus accidents are actually on the rise in the U.S. and Pennsylvania is no stranger to these catastrophic accidents. The Department of Transportation reported that, in 2015 alone, approximately 15,000 bus accidents took place, leading to over 24,000 hospitalizations. What causes one of these horrific and life-altering accidents to occur? There are several reasons that accidents such as these occur including the following:

• Distracted driving
• Falling asleep at the wheel
• Bus-related mechanical errors
• Improper training
• Speeding

Because bus accident claims can be extremely complex in nature, an injured victim may wonder what options they have if they have been injured in a Pittsburgh bus accident.

The aftermath of a bus accident in Pennsylvania can be a challenging thing to face on your own, especially if you are unfamiliar with Pennsylvania commercial vehicle accident laws. The reality of bus accidents is that many parties may be at fault in an accident like this. You may think that, just because an accident happened, the bus driver is at fault. However, there could be many parties to blame for your collision. These include the following:

• Bus or passenger vehicle driver
• Bus company
• Manufacturer of bus parts

If your life has been turned upside-down due to a bus accident, you should be prepared to speak with a knowledgeable Pittsburgh personal injury attorney who has handled these claims in the past.

Pittsburgh Bus Accident Attorneys

At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, our experienced and compassionate accident attorneys are here to help you after you have sustained injuries in a preventable bus accident. With years of experience assisting injury victims, we will help you face the insurance companies and get the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries and losses. We will examine the circumstances surrounding the bus accident and will help you work towards a full recovery and the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Pittsburgh by clicking here for more information on your available options.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social medial platforms as well as eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request. 

Disclaimer: The photos used in this post were not taken at this accident scene. All information contained in this post is informational and not intended to be considered legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.