A Megabus crash just north of Seymour, Indiana early Saturday morning sent at least 26 people to the hospital for treatment of injuries ranging from minor cuts and bruises all the way up to broken bones.
The double-decker bus was traveling south on I-65 towards Louisville, Kentucky carrying 68 passengers–including an alternate driver–when it suddenly slid off of the road and rolled over onto the median.
The accident occurred at approximately 5:25 a.m.
The 26 passengers injured in the crash were rushed by Jackson County EMS to Schneck Medical Center.
The rest were taken to Seymour Middle School where they were hosted by the American Red Cross.
The driver, 50 year-old Christopher Kelley, complained of back pain at the scene while the co-driver claimed he was uninjured. Neither requested medical treatment.
Indiana State Trooper Matt Holley, lead investigator assigned to the incident, opined that icy conditions combined with excessive speed may have contributed to cause the bus accident.
The investigation remains ongoing.
While it is far too early to tell exactly what caused this bus accident, one thing is for sure: bus wrecks like this one are 100% avoidable.
From the initial statements of Trooper Holley, it looks like the driver may have been driving far too fast for the conditions.
This is an all-too-common occurrence.
Megabus is known for offering discount fares in order to entice customers to buy tickets.
Unfortunately, those discounts appear to come at a price: your safety.
The case involved a Greyhound driver that lost control of his bus in icy conditions causing it to flip over.
During the course of litigation, our attorneys discovered that the driver had been using his cell phone throughout the trip.
If you or a loved one were involved in this unfortunate incident and have questions about your rights and options, feel free to contact one of our attorneys for a free consultation by calling 1-888-603-3636.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those injured as a result of Megabus’s negligence.