2 separate Greyhound buses traveling between Chicago, Illinois and Indianapolis have crashed in Indiana. People were injured in both bus accidents.
A Greyhound bus traveling to Chicago, Illinois from Indianapolis has collided with a pick up truck on Snowy Interstate 65, according to the Indystar website. Two people were injured and taken to a hospital in Boone County, Indiana. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department reported that the highway was slippery after several inches of snow fell. The Northbound lanes on I-65 were briefly closed after the accident. There were 38 passengers on the bus. It has not determined which driver caused the accident. There were several accidents in the same area of Indiana this morning, most likely due to snow and ice conditions.
Earlier in the morning another Greyhound bus on Interstate 65 traveling from Chicago to Indy was involved in an accident outside Lafayette, Indiana. 23 passengers were injured an taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital and Home Hospital in Lafayette, according to CBS News. Indiana State Police report the bus spun out of control, no other vehicles have been reported to be involved.
Indystar.com also reported that the Boone County Sheriff said “every time you have the first or second snowfall of the year, people just forget how to drive”. From my experience as a personal injury lawyer, the sheriff is absolutely right.