Details Emerge About MegaBus Accident
Details have emerged after a recent MegaBus Accident. It is now being reported the representatives from the bus company say that the bus passed a safety inspection only days before the bus accident.
However, it is unclear whether the tires were properly checked as part of this inspection or whether underlying manufacturing defects in the bus caused the crash, which sent the bus veering into a concrete overpass pillar.
This recent investigation into the cause of the crash is being closely monitored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA may propose fines and remedial action if it determines that Megabus is not addressing the crash appropriately.
This is one of many low-fare curbside bus crashes that have occurred in the United States in recent years. The Associated Press reports that 15 people were killed in May of 2011 when a bus ran off of I-95 in New York City. Four people died in a 2010 when a Megabus crashed into a bridge in Syracuse, New York. And a 25-year-old bus passenger died in the most recent Megabus crash. Some of the other passengers are still being treated for their wounds but no other individuals suffered life-threatening injuries.