Mega Bus Accident Overturned on I-95 Resulting In 27 People Injured
27 passengers were injured, 15 of which were sent to the hospital, after a Megabus overturned while traveling south to D.C on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County, Maryland. The bus was carrying a total of 47 passengers and one driver when it overturned around 7am on Sunday morning. A Megabus spokesperson told WTOP that the bus had started its journey in New York and was headed to D.C. First responders arrived on the scene and were able to transport the 15 patients to the hospital. However, none of the injuries are considered to be serious. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Maryland State Police are investigating the cause of the crash that occurred on the southbound side of the highway. Phil Givens, who lives nearby and took drone footage of the bus on its side, said that particular stretch of road is straight. He said that construction has been occurring on the northbound side of the highway. Taylor Morningstar, who works for a local garage that towed the bus away, said by phone that a tire on the passenger side was “most of the way ripped off, probably because of the way (the bus) came down into that ravine.”
“It looked like they may have kicked the windshield out to start funneling (people) out of the bus,” said Morningstar.
He said the bus had a skylight on the roof that was “spiderwebbed” from the impact.
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