Megabus, a subsidiary of Coach USA, settled a wrongful death lawsuit from a 2010 bus accident, according to the Chicago Tribune. Megabus agreed to settle the lawsuit one day after another fatal Megabus crash with one of its buses claimed the life of Dona Halstead, a 76-year-old former judicial secretary. Halstead was crossing in a crosswalk when she was hit by the bus.
In the incident that spurred the lawsuit Megabus settled in August of 2011, another Megabus struck Wesley Krueger and killed him on February 23, 2010. Krueger was also crossing in a crosswalk when he was hit. Megabus agreed to settle for $5.1 million, although it did not admit to any wrongdoing.
The timing of the lawsuit settlement is interesting, especially considering the similarities between the two pedestrian accidents. Both accidents occurred on Adams Street in Chicago, near a Megabus stop.
“Per company policy, the driver [involved in the most recent incident] has been withheld from service pending the full outcome of the investigation,” Megabus President Dale Moser said in a released statement.
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