19 Newark Airport Workers Transported to Hospitals After Reckless Crash of Shuttle

In the early morning of Friday, May 17, a shuttle bus transporting airport workers collided with a concrete barrier. According to a report from, the accident happened as “[t]he bus was approaching the second level of Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport.” A spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said that 19 injured airport employees “were taken to either Trinitas or University hospitals.” The crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. and traffic was impaired until 9 a.m.

Although the Port Authority originally reported that the crash involved two buses, preliminary indications strongly suggest the driver of the shuttle was at fault. The unidentified driver received two summonses for reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and “for failing to use due caution,” according to the spokesperson.

Although the report called the injuries “non-life-threatening,” no other information was given. However, shuttle and bus accidents, even at moderate speeds, can cause serious injuries that include concussions, whiplash, and broken bones. Left untreated, such injuries can quickly become life-threatening. In many cases, the pain is substantial, and the recovery period is lengthy. Moreover, such injuries are deceptive: adrenaline that kicks in after the accident can mask pain, so a victim may not even know he or she has suffered a serious injury. However, over the subsequent hours and days, symptoms of debilitating pain often arise.

If you were injured in this Newark airport bus accident and got emergency care, it’s important to get a follow-up examination. This will help doctors determine if they missed anything during your ER visit. It’s also important for preserving your legal rights. You have the right to recover for your medical bills, lost income, and your pain and suffering. But to do so, you must have a well-documented record of your injuries.

If you were on the bus but initially declined care, and have developed symptoms of pain, it is not too late to seek medical and legal assistance.

Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers is already working this case for an injured airport employee. If you would like the assistance of a leading New Jersey personal injury law firm, we are ready to help you as well. Our determined assistance in building your case, negotiating a settlement, or taking the case to trial, comes at no up-front cost to you. Call us today at 973-364-8300 and protect your rights to a full recovery.


Speak With a Skilled Auto Accident Attorney

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, call us. We are here for you. The consultation is Free. You will not pay any fees unless we win your case, because here at Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers, it's all about getting results for you.

Our Verdicts & Settlements

  • $5.8 Million Settlement Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers Obtained a $5.8 Million Settlement on Behalf of Injured Client
  • $5.35 Million Settlement Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers Obtained a $5.35 Million Settlement at Trial on Behalf of a Pedestrian Struck by a Tractor Trailer
  • $4.8 Million Settlement Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers Obtained a $4.8 Million Settlement on Behalf of a Woman Injured in a Trucking Accident
  • $2.25 Million Settlement Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers Obtained a $2.25 Million Settlement for an Auto Accident Victim in Bergen County

Meet Our Trial Attorneys

The trial attorneys at Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers have decades of experience with personal injury litigation. We understand the difficulties accident victims experience. Our staff is especially skilled at dealing with medical providers and insurance companies to navigate these claims and allow you to focus on what is truly important - getting back to health.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

  • "Best personal injury law firm in New Jersey! My case was not a simple case, but Ed Capozzi and his team took it head on. It was a pleasure to deal with Ed Capozzi and Corey Dietz. All their knowledge and fast response to any questions I had throughout the case made it easier on me. I can’t forget about Mr. Capozzi’s wonderful paralegal. Ella Twardowski was a pleasure to talk to and work with. Everybody was kind and thoughtful. This team of attorneys never made me feel like I was just another case. They make you feel like friends. If you need an personal injury lawyer, give Ed Capozzi and Corey Dietz a call! They won't let you down! Thanks to everyone at Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers! You guys rock!"

    Matt Wislocki
  • "I would never choose another law firm!! Mr. Edward Capozzi and Valentina treated me like family. I was scared to go to court but when I did, he was very aggressive and fought for me. I got so much money for my case!! I can't say it enough, THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!"

    Margarita C.
  • "Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers is a top notch law firm. I worked specifically with Mr. Capozzi, and was very impressed with his knowledge of personal injury law, and his commitment to ensuring I got the result I deserved."

    Stephen Quigg
  • Best Lawyers
    Best Law Firms US News
    Bergen's Top Lawyers 2016
    American Association for Justice
    Best Attorneys of America
    Super Lawyer
    America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys 2019

Our Locations

Speak to an attorney today!

If you have been injured in an accident, call us! We are here for you 24 hours a day. The consultation is free. You will not pay any fees unless we win your case, because here at Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers, it is all about getting results for you.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Call Email chat