Family of girl killed in Megabus crash files lawsuit

Family of girl killed in Megabus crash files lawsuit

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Rescue workers work to remove some of the 64 riders of a Megabus headed to St. Louis from Chicago, after a tire blowout and the bus hitting a bridge support in Litchfield, Illinois on August 2, 2012. Police say 31 people were taken to three area hospitals and three flown to Saint Louis hospitals in St. Louis. Litchfield is located along Highway 55 about 60 miles north of St. Louis. Police have reported one female person has died. UPI/Michael Pierson

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Posted on September 26, 2012 at 6:02 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- The family of a University of Missouri graduate student who was killed when a Megabus slammed into a bridge pillar along a south-central Illinois interstate has filed a lawsuit against the bus operator.

On August 2nd, Aditi Avhad and her parents were aboard the Megabus heading south on Interstate 55 when it crashed into the pillar near Litchfield, south of Springfield. The double-decker bus was headed from Chicago to Kansas City.

Raghunath Avhad and Vaishali Avhad are suing for wrongful death of their 25-year-old daughter, among other allegations. The lawsuit names Megabus USA, LLC., Coach Leasing Inc., Coach USA Inc., and the driver, Preston Taylor, as defendants.

Megabus spokeswoman Amanda Byers says the incident is still under investigation, and the company continues to cooperate with investigators.

 

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