Indiana Double-Decker Bus Crash Injures More Than a Dozen People

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GREENWOOD, Ind. — A double-decker tour bus flipped onto its side early Tuesday on a highway near Indianapolis, badly injuring one person and hurting more than a dozen others, officials said. The bus carrying between 50 and 60 people crashed about 4:30 a.m. on Interstate 65 when its driver apparently swerved to avoid a minor crash that had occurred about 10 minutes earlier, state police Sgt. Shawn O'Keefe said.

"The bus driver swerved and ended up turning the bus over on its side, and it went into the median," O'Keefe said. The roadway was wet from overnight storms and some light rain continued in central Indiana about the time of the crash.

Greenwood Fire Department Battalion Chief Chris Harrell told reporters at the scene that one person was taken to a hospital in critical condition, while four people had moderate injuries and 14 had minor injuries.

Coach USA, the company that owns Megabus confirmed that the double-decker is owned by the company. “We will be providing assistance and support for all of our customers involved in this incident,” Sean Hughes, Associate Director of Coach USA Corporate Affairs, said in a statement. Harrell said about 35 uninjured passengers were being taken by a city bus to a nearby hospital as a precaution and to regroup.


— The Associated Press