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27 injured after double-decker bus carrying 70 rolls on I-65 in Seymour, IN; adverse weather a likely contributor
Modified Date:Mon, 08/03/2015 - 11:32am
Accident Date:Saturday, December 20, 2014
"Megabus will be providing assistance and support for all of our customers involved in this incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved. Safety is our absolute number one priority and we are assisting the authorities with their investigation into the circumstances of the incident," Hughes said.
“Megabus can confirm that one of our vehicles traveling from Chicago to Atlanta was involved in an incident on the I-65 near Seymour, Indiana,” Hughes said.
It was not clear what caused the bus to slide, but light snow resulted in slick roadways and several other collisions happened in the same area, Elston said.
According to a release from Zimmerman Law Offices, P.C., a Cook County judge ordered the company to preserve and protect the bus and all evidence related to the crash that happened on Dec. 20.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday that four passengers filed lawsuits in Cook County Circuit Court. Each suit alleges negligence on the part of the driver, as well as Megabus USA LLC and its parent company, Coach USA Inc.
At about 5:30am, a double-decker bus operated by Megabus was traveling on I-65 when it veered off the roadway and rolled onto it's side. Of the 70 people on the bus, 27 sustained minor injuries and were treated at the local Schneck Medical Center, though one pregnant woman who suffered a cut to the head was taken to a hospital in Indianapolis. Though investigation is ongoing, it is believed that weather, including flurries and wind, played a role in this crash.
County:Jackson County, IN