By Minami Furukawa
Good Morning America: US Bus Crashes Growing This Year
There have seemingly been an unsettling number of bus crashes this summer, with numerous fatalities reported. A string of accidents within a week’s time has called for alarm: on August 2, a Megabus from Chicago to St. Louis crashed into a bridge pillar, killing one and injuring others.
Good Morning America: Multiple Megabus Accidents
Within a few days of this incident, an elderly woman was struck and killed by a bus in Chicago on August 7. Megabus seems to be having an unlucky streak this summer, with a second accident on board a trip from Atlanta to Charlotte, which caught fire, leaving the passengers to flee the bus.
Bus Crash Causes: NTSB Blames Drivers & Operators
The National Transportation Safety Board blames tired drivers, unsafe operators, and poor oversight for accidents in bus-related accidents this year. Despite the reportings above, the Board claims that the current number of crashes is the lowest in years, and assures the safety of America’s transportation system.