Every night dozens of night buses run services in many major cities including London. Night workers use them to get to and from work while other people may also use them to get home after a busy night out enjoying themselves. As such they are a familiar sight on our streets if we live in built-up areas.
In most cases every journey on a night bus passes without incident. However, there are rare cases where something could occur, such as someone being hit by a night bus for example.
How could someone be hit by a night bus?
Whenever an accident occurs that involves a pedestrian and a bus, one of the two parties will be at fault. For example the pedestrian may run into the road without looking and find themselves in the path of the bus. In the other case the bus driver may pull out of a bus stop without looking properly and hit the pedestrian, when they should have realised they were there and possibly crossing the road.
As you can see, the determining factor here is to work out whether the driver or the pedestrian was at fault for causing the accident to occur. If it is the bus driver the pedestrian could potentially have a good case to argue if they wish to seek compensation for their injuries.
Staying safe on city streets
Cities never truly fall silent no matter what time of the day or night it is. Even in the small hours of the morning there are people up and about, working or going home, and workers are doing their duty in all manner of jobs. Night buses are relied upon to help many of these people get to work or to get home. This is why lots of people find they are in a position to use night buses quite a lot.
If you’ve been injured by one, you can call Accident Advice Helpline free today on 0800 689 0500 for expert no-obligation advice from our team. Don’t be left out of the loop – find out where you stand now.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Bus accident claims