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Rash of megabus accidents prompts some to question vehicle safety

Megabuses have become a popular mode of transportation for individuals throughout the nation including in the state of Indiana. The large buses transport many people from one location to another for a reasonable cost.

Unfortunately, as is the case with any vehicle on the road, it is possible that a megabus could be involved in a traffic accident. In the state of Indiana, four such incidents have occurred since October of last year. Two of those incidents involved the bus tipping over. The most recent incident happened earlier this month. It is currently unclear if there are similarities between the crashes.

At the time of the early morning crash a 49-year-old woman was behind the wheel of the large vehicle. According to authorities alcohol did not play a role in the crash. In addition, the driver was not charged with violating any traffic laws. Just what the cause of the crash was will likely be uncovered in the course of an investigation.

Though 19 people were hurt in the crash, fortunately none of their injuries were described as serious. Nonetheless, it is possible that those who were injured might still have to deal with healing from an injury that disrupted their lives, and seek compensation for the injury from the bus company. This may be accomplished via a personal injury lawsuit.

Whether lawsuits will be filed in conjunction with this crash remains to be seen. Anyone considering that course of action however should meet with a personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later to determine how best to proceed.

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