On September 25, 2012, Power Rogers & Smith filed a lawsuit on behalf
of Raghunath Avhad and Vaishali Avhad, who were injured and their daughter,
Dr. Aditi Avhad,
who was killed in the August 2, 2012
Megabus accident. The Avhads are represented by Joseph A. Power, Jr., Larry R. Rogers,
Sr., and Devon Bruce of Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.
On August 2, a Megabus double decker vehicle carrying 81 passengers struck
an overpass pillar on Interstate 55 about 55 miles outside of St. Louis
in Illinois killing one passenger and injuring numerous other passengers.
Initial statements from the Illinois State Police indicate that the cause
of this accident was one of the tires on the bus blowing resulting in
the bus veering off the road.
Power Rogers & Smith previously filed suit on behalf of other passengers
who were injured in the crash in Litchfield, Illinois. An Order preserving
all materials, including video, data from the black box, all reports and
witness statements from the Megabus crash was previously entered by Judge
Flanagan on August 14, 2012 which is critical for preserving evidence
to aid the plaintiffs in proving their claims and understanding how this
tragic crash occurred.
In addition to protecting the evidence surrounding the August 2, 2012 crash
in Southern Illinois, this Order of Protection also preserves evidence
from an August 8, 2012 Megabus crash near Atlanta, Georgia in which another
double decker bus was involved in an accident after a tire blew out.
The Plaintiffs are represented by
Joseph A. Power, Jr.,
Larry R. Rogers, Sr., and
Devon C. Bruce of Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.