An Indiana Megabus crash happened on Interstate 65 near Edinburgh in Johnson County Monday morning that the Clifford Volunteer Fire Department is calling a “very serious accident.” A number of ambulances were called to the scene following the wreck that occurred around 5:30 a.m.
WPBF 25 News reports that 10 people were injured, but state police say none of them were considered life-threatening.
The bus was traveling from Chicago through Indianapolis to reach Atlanta. According to the report, the bus’ route usually make stops in Louisville, Nashville, and Atlanta. IndyGo buses were called to pick up the remaining passengers.
Drivers had to take U.S. 31 as a detour after I-65 was backed up with traffic for several miles following the Indiana Megabus crash.
Megabus released a statement regarding the wreck.
“Megabus can confirm that one of our vehicles travelling from Chicago, IL to Atlanta, GA was involved in an incident on the I-65 near Edinburgh, IN, at approximately 6.00 am today (Monday, April 13, 2015).
“Safety is our number one priority and Megabus is fully cooperating with the authorities with their investigation into the incident.”
This is the fourth Indiana Megabus crash since October — when a lot of people were injured after a bus crashed near Greenwood. In December, a Megabus rolled over near Seymour while on its way to Louisville. Just 10 days after that, a Megabus crashed near Hammond.
NBC News spoke with Indiana State Trooper, John Perrine, who said that all of those injured have been taken to local hospitals. He confirmed that none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
Perrine added that everyone involved in the crash has been “cooperative” with police. The Indiana Megabus crash resulted from the vehicle colliding with a semi-truck. Chicago Tribune adds in its coverage that the Megabus struck the back-end of the semi while it was stopped. In this report, it stated that 19 people were injured in the Megabus crash; 63 passengers were aboard at the time.
A bus passenger spoke with the news source and explained the scene. According to the passenger’s account, the bus was unable to brake fast enough before hitting the semi-truck.
“We were braking and we didn’t brake fast enough. We tried to swerve off, but she didn’t swerve fast enough I guess, which is actually good because the front right of our bus hit the back left of the semi, and I think that kept us from flipping.”
An investigation into the Indiana Megabus crash continues.
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