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Wagner Reese Retained For Indianapolis Megabus Accident

Steve Wagner

A lawsuit has been filed in Marion County against Megabus, LLC in connection with the roll-over crash of a Megabus on I-65 on October 14. The Megabus was carrying approximately 60 people and crashed around 4:35 am. Our client, who was traveling from Nashville, TN to Indianapolis, was one of 18 people taken to the hospital for treatment. The Plaintiff was one of the most seriously injured in the crash. He was seated on the upper level of the bus and his body was thrown outside as a result of this violent impact. He lost consciousness for more than 24 hours and woke up in the hospital in a confused state. He was hospitalized for 4 days and sustained multiple orthopedic fractures, blood in his lungs, and severe injuries to his head, chest, neck, shoulder and abdomen. The Plaintiff is a 25 year-old male enrolled full-time at IUPUI, and thanks the first responders to the scene, especially the firemen and paramedics, who acted quickly to tend to the passengers.

According to our investigation, other passengers reported hearing the bus driver, a 37 year-old man from Illinois, complain that the windshield wipers were not working, and it was difficult to see the road in the rain. Many suspect a malfunction in the windshield wipers prevented the bus driver from adequately seeing the road and that his equipment failure contributed to the crash. Our primary concern is that a professional bus driver jeopardized the safety of 60 innocent passengers when the wipers weren’t working.

The reason this lawsuit was filed so quickly is to force Megabus, LLC to preserve all evidence relating to the bus accident and, with the use of a subpoena and protective order, allow the plaintiff’s lawyer to have a mechanical expert inspect and test the windshield wipers that are alleged to have been malfunctioning by the bus driver.


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