If you have to travel, they say Megabus is one of the best ways to travel. The buses are clean, have bathrooms, are very cheap, and even have mobile Wifi and power plugs for traveler ease. They go a whole lot of places and seem to be pretty fun, from what I’ve heard. However, that doesn’t mean they’re safer than other forms of transportation. A double-decker Megabus suffered a fatal crash near Litchfield, Illinois, about 60 miles outside of St. Louis, Missouri. The bus was on its way from Chicago to St. Louis via Interstate 55on its journey.
“Some of them . . . were a little more concerned or acting eratically, but it was relatively calm. There were all sorts of injuries, extremities, leg injuries, neck injuries,” he said. “And there were several cuts to the heads and the legs and things like that, said Illinois State Police Captain Scott Compton.
Nearly half of the bus’s passengers, 33 of what is believed to be 70, were injured in the wreck; 4 or 5 of the passengers had to be extracted from the wrecked bus and one man was helicoptered to the hospital. The one fatality was Aditi R. Avhad, a 25-year-old from India who was a graduate student at the University of Missouri. According to the police, the bus suffered a blown tire and the driver lost control of the bus. The bus crashed into the concrete pillars of an overpass, leaving a spectacular scene of carnage.
Megabus is cooperating with the police investigation.
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