Megabus Flips on Indiana Interstate
19 hurt; many hospitalized
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 14, 2014 8:47 AM CDT
Passengers get off a Megabus at the Rensselaer Rail Station in Rensselaer, NY, on April 9, 2012.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

(Newser) – At least 19 people were hurt, one critically, when a double-decker Megabus flipped on an interstate in Indiana, the Indianapolis Star reports. Some 54 people were aboard the bus traveling on I-65 as it drove between Atlanta and Chicago, Fox 59 reports. The bus was approaching a separate, minor crash when it swerved on a wet road, says a state police officer.

"The driver apparently didn't see it because of the rain or something and swerved to avoid it," he notes. "The bus driver swerved and ended up turning the bus over on its side, and it went into the median." The good news: The bus hit a guardrail, which "absolutely saved [it] from going into the southbound traffic," a fire official says. Some 35 others were taken to a hospital as a precaution.