19 passengers hurt in Megabus double-decker crash in Indiana

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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 11:20 AM
19 passengers hurt in Megabus double-decker crash in Indiana

EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Nineteen passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries Monday morning when a double-decker bus heading from Chicago to Atlanta struck the back of a stopped semi-truck on Interstate 65, Indiana State Police said.

The semi-truck stopped because of construction and the Megabus behind didn't stop quickly enough, Trooper John Perrine said. The Megabus struck the back of the semi-truck, pushing the truck into two passenger vehicles. It is the fourth crash involving a Megabus in Indiana since October.

The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. in Johnson County near Edinburgh, about 35 miles south of Indianapolis, Perrine said.

"The glass was everywhere. My seat cushion threw me three seats to the front," passenger Vanessa Simmons told WRTV-TV.

Of the 63 passengers, 19 were taken to hospitals in Johnson, Marion and Shelby counties. Perrine said there were no obviously serious injuries.

"Safety is our number one priority and Megabus is fully cooperating with the authorities with their investigation into the incident," Megabus spokesman Sean Hughes said in a statement.