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Lawsuit Filed by MegaBus Accident Victims in Indiana

October 24, 2014 — Victims of a MegaBus accident in Indiana have filed a lawsuit alleging that mechanical defects contributed to the bus hitting a crashed car stuck on the highway.

The MegaBus rolled over after clipping the back of a 2003 Saturn that hit the cable barriers and bounced back into the roadway. The Saturn was driven by a 22 year-old man who was on his cell phone and crashed “due to driver inattention.”

The accident occurred near Greenwood, Indiana at about 4:30 a.m., according to the Chicago Tribune.

Of the 48 passengers on the bus, 18 were injured and some were hospitalized. A lawsuit has been filed by victims with injuries including cuts, contusions, a separated shoulder, broken arm, knocked-out teeth, and facial lacerations that needed stitches.

According to IndyStar, one of the victims who filed a lawsuit is a 25 year-old student from Saudi Arabia who had injuries to his head, brain, collarbone, ribs, and lungs.

Before the accident, the bus driver allegedly complained to passengers that the windshield wipers were not working, which made it hard to see. Attorneys for the crash-victims said:

“We suspect a malfunction in the windshield wipers prevented the bus driver from adequately seeing the road and contributed to the crash.”

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