Megabus Crash in Illinois: At Least 1 Dead, 30+ Injured

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Another Megabus crash. I have taken Megabus many times from Philly to New York. You can't beat the price but their drivers are assclowns. They don't pay their drivers much and you get what you pay for.

    At least one person was killed after a double-decker Megabus crashed Thursday on a highway between Chicago and St. Louis with more than 60 people aboard, said the bus company.
    Illinois State Police said the dead passenger was a woman who had been seated in the front upper section of the bus, above the driver. More than 30 people were transported to area hospitals.
    Authorities told ABC News that they believed the cause of the wreck was a blown tire.
    The bus, which had 64 passengers listed on its manifest, according to the state police, slammed into a concrete bridge support on Interstate 55 Thursday afternoon near the town of Litchfield, Ill. The company said it was headed to St. Louis and then Kansas City.
    Police said they expected the highway to remain closed until late Thursday evening and possibly into Friday morning.
    Thirty ambulances, five helicopters and seven fire departments were sent to the scene, the state police said.
    A spokesperson for St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield told ABC News that it had received 21 patients.
    Three other passengers were taken to Staunton Hospital and another three to Hillsboro Hospital. In addition, some passengers were taken to Memorial Hospital in Springfield.
    The bus, according to a Megabus spokesperson, was traveling along a route between Chicago, St. Louis, Columbia and Kansas City. Litchfield, the site of the wreck, was about 55 miles north of St. Louis.
    The National Transportation Safety Board said it was monitoring the situation, but had yet to make a decision on whether to launch a full investigation.
    In a statement, Megabus said: "Safety remains our number one priority. The throughts and prayers of our entire staff go out to the passengers involved. Megabus.com will continue to provide more details as they become available."
    Operating more than 250 buses in 80 cities, Megabus is one of the largest "curbside" bus operators in the U.S. It picks up passengers on the street, not at a bus depot, and offers Internet fares as low as $1.
    In September 2010, four passengers died after the driver of a Toronto-bound Megabus missed an exit and crashed near Syracuse, N.Y.
    Megabus says that it has the highest safety rating from the federal government, but concern is growing over the overall safety of curbside bus operators.
    According to the NTSB, the fatal accident rate for curbside bus operators is seven times that of Greyhound.
    In May, after a rash of deadly accidents, the Department of Transportation launched surprise inspections in 13 states and the District of Columbia. That crackdown led to 26 bus companies being shut down.
     
  2. Popeye Saavedra

    Popeye Saavedra Well-Known Member

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    No vid? Fuck off cunt. :owned:
     
  3. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey Well-Known Member

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    Look for 17 old doddering billionaires to create a SuperPAC attempting to tie this to Obama the Kenyan Muslim while drooling scrambled eggs all over their tuxedos.
     
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    Batwings Well-Known Member VIP

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    Do you think people will be afraid to ride buses now???
     
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    Dump Button Former Mall Security Guard

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    MegaBus !!!!!

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    Dump Button Former Mall Security Guard

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    What in the ef are these things?

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  7. Popeye Saavedra

    Popeye Saavedra Well-Known Member

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    They're buses you retard. :jj:
     
  8. Robert Higgins

    Robert Higgins Well-Known Member VIP

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    What every great disaster now needs is more Gilbert.

    [video=youtube;_8eYkp5LJp4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8eYkp5LJp4&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]
     
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  9. Guy Caballero

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    Pfft, just one dead dude...

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  10. Gwarn1

    Gwarn1 Worlds poorest sugar daddy VIP

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    Mega bus kicks ass, they've only killed a few passengers. I like my odds
     
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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  12. Butcher

    Butcher ?

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    Obviously we need immediate bus control in this country. Buses are too numerous and falling into the wrong hands
     
  13. RumBalls

    RumBalls The original RumBalls, est. Jan 16, 2012

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    I see these things on the highway sometimes. You couldn't pay me to get on one.
     
  14. tfresca

    tfresca Active Member

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    These buses are driven and operated by subcontractors. I think Megabus just handles the booking and pricing. The advantage is they are super cheap like $20 bucks although I don't know if they make the frequent stops that regular greyhounds do. But if you live on the east coast this is a resonable alternative to the train.
     
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    Best wishes to all the victims/their famlies. These companies should do a better job of vetting their drivers and institute a mandatory yearly driver's test in order to renew their employment status
     
  16. Laroquo

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    They charge 1 dollar fare from Toronto to Montreal. Who would've thought they'd be unsafe?