A megabus crash video shows what it looks like from the inside when the large bus is flipped on its side. The megabus accident caused 18 injuries and the passengers have already filed a lawsuit claiming that malfunctioning wipers led to the crash.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, an older megabus crash ended with the driver in court after four passengers died, but the court decided the driver was not guilty.
According to state police Sgt. Shawn O’Keefe, the megabus crash occurred about 4:30 a.m. on Interstate 65 in Greenwood after the driver came upon a car that had crashed about 10 minutes earlier.
“The driver apparently didn’t see it because of the rain or something and swerved to avoid it,” O’Keefe said. “The bus driver swerved and ended up turning the bus over on its side, and it went into the median.”
Witnesses say the megabus crashed into the rear of the car and the collision sent the large bus into the median and the car into the ditch.
Passenger Devin David says he was half asleep when the megabus crash happened.
I was able to put my head down and brace myself for impact before it turned over,” he said. “I felt it swerve, I felt it lose control, so I was able to get down in a pretty safe position.”
Police say there were not any pre-existing mechanical issues with the megabus but attorney Thomas A. Zimmerman, Jr. claims his clients head the driver say otherwise.
“The passengers reported hearing the bus driver complain that the windshield wipers were not working, and it was difficult to see the road in the rain. We suspect a malfunction in the windshield wipers prevented the bus driver from adequately seeing the road and contributed to the crash.”
According to WTHR, the megabus crash lawsuit claims the passengers suffered injuries, including a separated shoulder, knocked-out teeth and cuts to the face that required stitches. The lawsuit also claims financial damages in addition to requesting that Megabus USA, LLC pay for any medical costs.
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