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Megabus Accident on I-65 Raises Questions

Steve Wagner

A Megabus carrying passengers crashed into the back of semi-truck on Sunday night. It was nearly 8 p.m. when the Megabus accident occurred on I-65 near State Road 28. The passengers on the bus reported that traffic was slowed around their vehicle, but the bus continued to move faster than traffic. Concerned passengers noticed the bus was heading for the back of a slowed semi, and warned the bus driver to slow down. Unfortunately, an accident was unavoidable by that time.

It is not completely clear why traffic was slowed at the location, but the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office noted a fire on a semi-truck in Thorntown earlier in the evening. They did not rule out another incident as a possible cause for the traffic slowdown. The initial investigation shows that drugs or alcohol are unlikely to be a cause of the crash.

Shaken passengers were left covered in broken glass and feeling pain. Though no one left the Megabus accident to go immediately to the hospital, we are concerned about people who may have experienced injuries that did not present in their full severity right away. It is not uncommon for vehicle accidents, especially rear-end crashes, to result in whiplash, concussion, strained muscles, and even brain injury which are not obvious initially. These kinds of injuries have symptoms that grow infinitely more impactful and painful over a matter of days after an accident.

It is concerning to us that a professional bus driver for Megabus would lack the caution necessary in slowed traffic. Continuing at a rate of speed higher than that of the traffic around the bus posed a serious danger to the passengers on the bus, as well as the people in the vehicles around the Megabus. This is not the first time a Megabus has been involved in an accident resulting in passenger injury.

If you were involved in the Megabus accident on Sunday, we encourage you to seek medical help, even if your symptoms seem mild right now. An undiagnosed brain injury, no matter how minor, can impact your life significantly if you continue about your daily life without treatment and rest. If you were injured in the Megabus accident, we would like to speak with you about your legal options. Call us today at (888) 204-8440.

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