Megabus has become well-known in the US today due to their ability to cheaply and comfortably transport people from city to city throughout the eastern and central United States. Rates are as low at $1.00/ticket. Unfortunately for the company, they’re also becoming known for legal troubles, especially after they settled a $5.1 million wrongful death lawsuit last August after a family man getting struck and killed by one of the buses in Chicago in 2010. Two years later, the bus company found itself in more legal trouble. According to The Chicago Tribune:
A woman who was injured when a double-decker Megabus on its way from Chicago to St. Louis smashed into a concrete pillar is suing the bus line. Yanxin “Amy” Zhou suffered injuries that left her “disabled and disfigured” in the accident near Litchfield last August, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court. The suit does not specify her injuries. In the crash on Interstate 55, a University of Missouri graduate student, Aditi Avhad, 25, originally a dentist from Mumbai, India, died. The crash injured dozens of people, and four or five had to be extricated, including Avhad.
Zhou is asking for $50,000 in compensation for rehabilitation costs and emotional distress and the costs of the suit. We will keep you up-to-date with what happens with this suit and others on the FDS blog.