Megabus crash lawsuit to stay in Chicago courts

A lawsuit over a bus crash near Greenwood involving a Columbus driver will remain in Chicago-area courts.

That’s according to the Cook County Record. The news web site is reporting that an Illinois court appeals panel sided with plaintiffs who sued the company that owns Megabus.

Authorities said the October 2014 crash happened when Logan Thompson of Columbus was checking his cell phone while driving on I-65. His car left the road, struck the cable barriers and then came back onto the Interstate where he was hit by the doubledecker bus. More than 50 people were taken to area hospitals after the crash.

The Cook County Record reports that the defendants in the case argued that the case should proceed in Johnson County.

Read more on the newspaper’s website here.