Another Passenger Files Suit in Megabus Crash

Four lawsuits filed following August 2 crash that injured 47, killed 1

Friday, Aug 17, 2012  |  Updated 1:59 PM CDT
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Chopper Above Megabus Crash

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A Megabus is pulled away from the bridge support on Aug. 2, 2012 on southbound Interstate 55 north of Litchfield, Ill. The packed double-decker Megabus slammed into an Illinois interstate bridge support, hurtling screaming passengers from their seats and leaving at least one person dead and more than three dozen injured, officials said.

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Chopper Above Megabus Crash

A double-decker Megabus was badly damaged after striking a pillar along Interstate 55 in southern Illinois. This video from a chopper above the scene shows first responders tending to the scene.
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A fourth lawsuit has been filed against Megabus after one of their buses slammed into a bridge pillar along a southern Illinois freeway earlier this month.

Law firm Corboy & Demetrio filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Jason Whitaker, 20, one of the passengers in the August 2 crash that injured 47 people and killed a college student.

Whitaker suffered a concussion and injuries to his neck, back and wrist, according to a news release issued by the law firm.

The passengers were aboard the double-decker Megabus on Interstate 55 near Litchfield when authorities believe a tire blew out.

The law firm is also representing Donna Halstead, a 76-year-old woman who was killed when she was struck by a Megabus in Chicago last week. The firm also represents the family of Wes Krueger, who was struck and killed by a Megabus in 2010. That case was settled for $5.1 million last week.

Gov. Pat Quinn last week called for a federal investigation into the company after the incident near Litchfield and a second fatal crash days later in Chicago.

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