A Megabus accident on Interstate 55 in Illinois took the life of a 25-year-old woman and injured 33 others on Thursday. The accident occurred when the double-decker bus collided with an overpass support pillar.
The bus was so badly damaged that emergency personnel had to use ladders to access the victims of the accident. Four of the injured individuals had to be transported by helicopter to nearby hospitals for emergency medical treatment.
At this time, the cause behind the Megabus crash is unknown, but some have speculated that a tire blowout is to blame. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it will work with local investigators before taking any action of its own, if necessary.
If you have been the victim of a bus accident, please contact the personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling 217-328-2828 today.