According to the Associated Press, the bus collided with a tractor-trailer just after 5:30 a.m. on April 13, just south of Indianapolis. Two cars were also involved in the accident. According to reports, a car may have swerved in front of the bus moments before the crash.
WRTV-TV reported that 19 people were injured in the accident. At least 10 people were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries, including broken bones and cuts. No fatalities were reported, as six ambulances reported to the scene of the crash.
Aside from stops in Nashville, the bus was scheduled to stop in Louisville and Atlanta. WRTV reported that it was the fourth Megabus crash in Indiana over the past year. The accident remains under investigation.
Speaking to an Attorney Following a Bus Accident
As we reported in our blog in March, unfortunately, each year, about 63,000 accidents occur in the U.S. involving school, charter, public transportation and church buses. These accidents can be violent, as many buses do not contain safety features like seatbelts and airbags. This can lead to serious injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries.
Remember, all bus operators have a duty to protect passengers. As the news station noted with the crash above, there seems to be safety issues with the Megabus line. When another driver or a transportation company is negligent, leading to a bus accident, victims have legal rights. If you are harmed in a bus accident, it may be in your best interest to speak to an attorney.
Although state and federal agencies often conduct investigations following bus crashes, by working with an attorney, you may be able to have a third-party investigation performed, which can help preserve evidence.
Remember, when a transit company fails to protect passengers, it should be held liable. By speaking to an attorney, you may be able to collect damages, which can be used to pay for injury treatment. Continue to follow our blog and visit us on Facebook for more information about transportation accidents.
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