April 13, 2015 – Nineteen people were taken to five different hospitals after a Megabus collided with the tail end of a Semi-truck. The Megabus was in route to Atlanta, GA after leaving Chicago, IL early Monday morning.
The Chicago Tribune reported the crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the Edinburgh exits. The Megabus crashed into the back of a semi-truck, forcing the large truck into two passenger vehicles.
According to WTHR – “The Indiana State Police said southbound traffic had come to a stop due to construction vehicles in the area, and a state trooper with emergency lights on was assisting as the construction vehicles moved from the right lane to the median. The driver of the Megabus failed to stop for slowed traffic.”
Megabus has been involved in four different accidents in Indiana since October 2014. Of the four accidents, there have been roughly 65 injuries requiring hospital visits. None of the injuries incurred from the incidents have been reported as life threatening, but there have been multiple accounts of broken bones, contusions and cuts from broken glass among other injuries. More than half of the Megabus accidents have occurred south of Indianapolis on Interstate 65.
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