Megabus Settles Lawsuit in 2010 Chicago Incident

August 10, 2012

Megabushas agreed to pay $5.1 million to the family of a man who was struck by a bus as he crossed a downtown Chicago street in 2010.

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Wes Krueger of South Holland was in the crosswalk when the bus hit him. The 64-year-old Krueger was pinned under the bus and later died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The incident occurred near where a 76-year-old Chicago woman was fatally struck Tuesday by a Megabus.

Bus driver Shervyle Pruitt was ticketed for reckless driving and striking a pedestrian.

In a lawsuit, Linda Krueger claimed Pruitt failed to keep a proper lookout, yield the right of way, sound the horn, obey traffic signals and slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian.

A Megabus spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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  • August 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    Craig Cinotto says:
    64 year old is not that old to be feeble as indicated. Any walker, whether slow or fast, has rights when in a crosswalk! Look at the bus, plenty of windshield for driver to ... read more
  • August 13, 2012 at 8:34 am
    Jester says:
    It's sad that two old folks died, however, their advanced years likely played a role in both accidents. MegaBuses travel major streets where crossing is inherently difficult ... read more

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