An accident involving a Megabus that was traveling from Chicago from Atlanta left 19 people injured on Monday.
According to the Indiana State Police, at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning a southbound bus travelling on Interstate 65 crashed about 35 miles southeast of Indianapolis when it rear ended a semi-truck that had been stopped for construction. The bus pushed the 18-wheeler into the back of two passenger vehicles.
Authorities say that the bus, operated by Megabus, was carrying a total of 63 passengers at the time of the accident. The 19 passengers who were injured were taken to area hospitals with only minor injuries.
Megabus officials said in a statement that they are fully cooperating with authorities while the accident is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
There have been other recent crashes involving the low-cost carrier, Megabus. Authorities have ruled out alcohol as a factor in Monday’s accident.
Many people depend upon mass transit, such as traveling by bus in order to get to where they want to go at a more reasonable cost. Accidents, however, can happen. Injuries resulting from bus accidents can be serious or even deadly. Even when a company follows all safety laws and regulations, the worst can happen.
Most accidents happen because someone was careless. When fault is determined, it’s the insurance company of the person or company responsible that has to pay for the cost of injuries and damages after the accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, it is important to speak to someone that understands the laws. If a company has a history of accidents, then negligence can be a factor. Establishing negligence and legal liability is the first step in any personal injury claim.
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