Steven Morales Died In Fatal Hit And Run Bus Accident On Runway Drive At the LaGuardia Airport; Queens Authorities Say Shuttle Bus May Have Been Involved
QUEENS, NEW YORK (February 21, 2018) – A 36-year-old man and employee for Swissport was killed in a hit and run accident at the LaGuardia Airport.
Queens police have been able to identify the man that died in the bicycle accident as Steven Morales. Investigators are saying that a shuttle bus may have been involved in the accident.
The shuttle bus driver was located with the help of surveillance tapes. The bus driver claims to be unaware that he hit anyone and there have been no arrests at this time.
Steven Morales was rushed to the Elmhurst Hospital in order to receive treatment for his injuries from the collision.
Unfortunately, he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
LIABILITY IN CAR ACCIDENTS WITH COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Bus drivers have a responsibility to drive in a reasonably safe manner according to the prevailing rules of the road. If it’s dark outside and a road is dimly lit, a driver should typically slow down. If the driver of a bus is working within the course and scope of their employment and causes an accident, the company that they work for may be vicariously liable. A victim or their family may be able to file a claim for damages against the company that wronged them.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the fatal hit and run accident that killed Steven Morales on a road near the LaGuardia Airport. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family as they continue to mourn such an incredible loss. There needs to be a thorough investigation into this accident and the responsible parties must be held accountable. Anyone that may have seen what happened should contact the police department in Queens at (718) 776-9090.
If you or someone that you love has been killed in a hit and run accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights, are looking to find a hit and run driver or would like to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.