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6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by Gold_12TH on Mon Jul 9 12:19:31 2012


Yep, mamma mia!




Orion VII 6754, b/o carted out on the stretcher.

An SUV slammed into a city bus at a busy Central Park West intersection Friday afternoon, sending six people to the hospital with minor injuries, fire officials and witnesses said.

The northbound M10 bus was stopped on Central Park West at West 75th Street about 2:30 p.m. Friday when a black Escalade traveling north careened into the back of the bus, witnesses said. The hood of the Escalade crumpled against the back of the bus.

The driver of the bus was removed on a stretcher with a neck brace and was wheeled into an ambulance.

He and the five other injured people, at least some of whom were passengers on the bus, were taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, the FDNY and witnesses said.

About 10 people were riding the bus at the time of the accident, including one woman who was removed on a stretcher, witnesses said.

"We heard a loud bang and then felt the impact," said Jackie Ross, a passenger on the bus. "We were jolted forward."

Ross said her neck hurt, but she declined to go to the hospital.

Another passenger, Lucille Watson, 84, said she hit the side of her face in the impact.

"I was sitting on the side of the bus," Watson said before getting in an ambulance. "I sat with my face against the window and it bumped it."

Ed, a bystander who did not give his last name, said he heard the SUV hit the bus.

"There was a big bang with lots of smoke," he said. "I'm glad no one was seriously injured."
---http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120706/upper-west-side/six-people-hurt-after-suv-slams-into-city-bus-on-central-park-west#ixzz208sl7Wkq


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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by TCO on Mon Jul 9 12:30:08 2012, in response to 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by Gold_12TH on Mon Jul 9 12:19:31 2012.

OH BOY!!! Here we go again.


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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by mtk52983 on Mon Jul 9 12:48:02 2012, in response to 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by Gold_12TH on Mon Jul 9 12:19:31 2012.

"Preventable" -NYCT Brass

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Mon Jul 9 12:50:36 2012, in response to 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by Gold_12TH on Mon Jul 9 12:19:31 2012.

From the pictures and the news account (if accurate), we clearly know who is 100 percent at fault for this accident.

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Mon Jul 9 12:51:07 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by mtk52983 on Mon Jul 9 12:48:02 2012.

That is the sad part.

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by DaRidgewoodBusBuff on Mon Jul 9 16:12:20 2012, in response to 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by Gold_12TH on Mon Jul 9 12:19:31 2012.

I don't feel bad for the Cadillac guy, damn rich people. Most likely his fault for crashing. He won't be showing off his rich car for awhile, and its going to cost him a lot to fix it. Good for him.

As for the bus, it looks repairable. Nothing to crazy. I hope the B/O and passengers okay soon.

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Mon Jul 9 16:41:03 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by DaRidgewoodBusBuff on Mon Jul 9 16:12:20 2012.

He won't be showing off his rich car for awhile, and its going to cost him a lot to fix it. Good for him.

Under collision coverage, insurance companies are not obligated to pay to fix or replace a covered vehicle when the driver rear-ends a stopped vehicle (hit while legally parked or hit while stopped at a red light.) and the driver of the other vehicle was not issued a summons or arrested in connection with the accident. It goes by percentage of "at-fault" in terms of how and why this accident happened - - zero percent liability for NYC Transit and 100 percent liability for the Escalade driver. Plus the insurance company may not renew his coverage once it expires.

And don't forget if the SUV was under a reported bank loan, that means the driver loses his car AND still has to pay off his car loan because the insurance company (as the loss payee) will not pay a penny for the actual cash value of the car.


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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by JAzumah on Mon Jul 9 20:11:16 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by DaRidgewoodBusBuff on Mon Jul 9 16:12:20 2012.

Looks like it may be a car service.

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by Charles G on Mon Jul 9 20:29:40 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Mon Jul 9 16:41:03 2012.

I believe you are mistaken. If the driver of the (presumably at-fault) Escalade has Collision coverage then he will be covered for the damage to his own vehicle, less the deductible.

If he only has liability coverage, then he will not have coverage for his vehicle -- only for the damage he did to the bus, and potentially for the injured.

Collision coverage will generally pay as long as the damage was not intentional. Poor driving skills do not get the insurer out of paying the claim -- they are supposed to underwrite and price for that risk.

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by Terrapin Station on Tue Jul 10 08:30:59 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by Charles G on Mon Jul 9 20:29:40 2012.

I wonder which of you two is correct?

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by BLE-NIMX on Tue Jul 10 08:48:16 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Mon Jul 9 16:41:03 2012.

I was rear ended in Manhattan stopped at a red traffic light on 56th street about a month ago in a 1 year old Mini with full coverage struck by an SUV at low speeds. Although the damage was no where near the Escalade's, the driver admitted guilt on the accident report, in part because his license plate broke off after riding up my bumper into the tailgate which I pointed out the mounting bolt scratches in my bumper skin and handing the cop the plate. Although I filed a claim with my own insurance to start the repairs after waiting almost 4 days to hear from the drivers insurance company, my body shop received his check and I did not have to use mine. I'd guess he was 100% responsible due to admission on the report but I can't see how a parked car can not get fixed by the culprit's insurance who hits it assuming there is a accident report.

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by T8H5307N on Tue Jul 10 09:49:17 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Mon Jul 9 16:41:03 2012.

You run into a light pole. It wasn't the light pole's fault. Your liability coverage pays for property damage to the pole. Your collision pays for damage to your auto.

If you run into a stopped vehicle, the police are going to be hard pressed to give a ticket to the driver of the stopped vehicle. Your liability coverage pays for property damage to other vehicle (hopefully not bodily injury for the other driver, but that's what it's for). Your collision pays for damage to your vehicle.

If your vehicle is totalled you get a check (less than replacement); if you're upside-down on the loan, you probably should have had "gap" insurance. Leased vehicles usually include this as part of the payment.

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by fishbowls4ever on Tue Jul 10 13:31:47 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Mon Jul 9 16:41:03 2012.

I think you have been mis informed about auto insurance. The vehicle would be covered regardless of fault. Not to say his rates may sky rocket or be cancelled.

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Tue Jul 10 13:50:05 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by fishbowls4ever on Tue Jul 10 13:31:47 2012.

Insurance policies in NY State can only be cancelled (after 60 days into the policy) for non-payment, license suspension/revocation, or fraud by the policyholder.

Otherwise, the insurance company will simply do a non-renewal - - they will mail a 45 day notice of their intent to not renew your insurance coverage once it expires.

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by TERRapin station on Tue Jul 10 14:15:33 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Tue Jul 10 13:50:05 2012.

That's not what everyone is saying you are wrong about.

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by DaRidgewoodBusBuff on Tue Jul 10 22:45:40 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by JAzumah on Mon Jul 9 20:11:16 2012.

If that's the case then I'll take back what I said.

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by Terrapin Station on Wed Jul 11 09:37:34 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Tue Jul 10 13:50:05 2012.

bump

That's not what everyone is saying you are wrong about.

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Wed Jul 11 11:44:05 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Mon Jul 9 16:41:03 2012.

If auto insurance doesn't cover me if I accidentally rear end a car (among other things that might happen to me while I'm driving), why am I paying for it?

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Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West

Posted by R36 #9346 on Thu Jul 12 08:35:27 2012, in response to Re: 6 People Hurt After SUV Slams Into M10 Bus on Central Park West, posted by JAzumah on Mon Jul 9 20:11:16 2012.

How so?

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