A Megabus headed for Atlanta crashed on Interstate 65 (I-65) in southern Indiana. Bus passengers had to be taken to the Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for treatment. Twenty-seven people were treated at the hospital. The double-decker bus was traveling from Chicago to Atlanta, according to Sean Hughes, Megabus North America Associate Director of Corporate Affairs. Only months earlier, a Megabus following the same route was involved in a crash on I-65 just south of Indianapolis. In Virginia, Megabus has stops in Richmond, Hampton, and Christianburg.
Unfortunately, serious accidents involving large commercial buses are quite common. Our firm has written articles on a number of incidents involving charter bus accidents, as well as the tragic consequences.
A 2011 study by the National Transportation Safety Board reported that buses and other commercial motor vehicles have a higher likelihood of being involved in a fatal accident, compared to other forms of transportation.
Accidents involving large charter buses can occur from driver negligence, weather conditions, defective machinery, or improper maintenance. Unfortunately, there seems to be a trend where charter bus drivers have fallen asleep or failed to properly maintain control of the vehicle, resulting in horrific accidents. For example, a charter bus was involved in a serious crash on I-85 in Brunswick, Virginia caused by reckless driving.
Our Virginia bus accident injury law firm understands that if you or someone you love suffers an injury in a bus accident, you need an attorney who can deal with big mass transit companies and their insurance claims representatives. Visit ourwebpage dedicated to bus accident injuries to learn more about what our attorneys can do for you.