Stephen Livecchi Killed In Accident At College Point Bus Depot After Bus Driver Reversed Into Him
QUEENS, NEW YORK (April 11, 2018) – A 59-year-old man has died after he was hit by a reversing bus on Tuesday.
Authorities In Queens have been able to identify the MTA worker that died in the bus accident as Stephen Livecchi. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident in order to treat the victim for his injuries.
Investigators are saying that the bus depot was very busy when the accident took place. Stephen Livecchi was a mechanic and known as a hard worker that cared deeply for his family.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
LIABILITY IN BUS ACCIDENTS
Bus drivers have a responsibility to keep a careful eye out for pedestrians and to drive safely. Like truck, buses have very large blind spots which can make them difficult to maneuver in tight settings. Ideally, a bus driver should have a worker direct them as they pull in and out of spots that are potentially dangerous. Accidents often occur when there is a lack of communication between workers. It is of the utmost important that workers communicate effectively with one another and that OSHA guidelines are followed.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic accident that killed Stephen Livecchi. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they grieve and seek answers about what happens. We hope that the MTA steps forward and offers assistance to this family. But beyond that, we would hope that steps are taken to help prevent something similar from taking place in the future. No family should ever have to suffer through something so tragic and preventable.
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