The Illinois State Police, Major Accident Investigation Unit, as well as federal investigators are still trying to understand how a double-decker Megabus crashed into a concrete pillar of an overpass Thursday afternoon on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Illinois, sending over 38 passengers on board to the hospital for treatment, and killing at least one passenger, Aditi R. Avhad, a graduate student at the University of Missouri.
Our top-rated Illinois bus crash lawyers are closely following this investigation. According to police, the bus appears to have blown a tire and crashed into the pillar of an overpass in the middle of the afternoon. The bus was carrying about 64 passengers onboard, over half of whom were taken to the hospital for serious injuries.
It is unclear at this point what caused the bus’s tire to blow — whether it may have been due to a product defect, improper maintenance or driver error. Our Illinois Bus Crash Lawyers will keep close tabs on this investigation, and will be commenting on this accident in coming weeks.
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