(CBS) — A Megabus full of passengers traveling from Chicago to Atlanta was taken out of service after an Indiana state trooper stopped the bus for speeding and leaning to the right Wednesday morning, police said.
The Megabus was traveling on I-80/94 near Grant Street in Gary at approximately 10:20 a.m. when a state trooper clocked the bus at 67 mph in a zone with 55 mph speed limit and also noticed that the bus was leaning. The trooper escorted the bus to a truck stop and taken out of service.
Indiana state inspectors took the bus out of service for suspension failure, defected bus emergency exit, and unsafe operations, police said.
The bus was carrying 67 passengers at the time. A replacement bus arrived at 12:25 p.m. and the passengers resumed their trip.
The driver told police she was aware that the bus was leaning. She was ticketed for speeding and suspension failure.
Megabus associate director of corporate affairs for Megabus.com Sean Hughes released a statement saying, “Megabus.com is aware of the incident on I-80/94 (Borman Expressway) in Indiana this morning and continues to be fully cooperative with the investigation. All Megabus.com companies receive regular safety audits by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and all have the highest safety rating achievable by US DOT, which is satisfactory. Additionally, Megabus.com was recently awarded the highest safety rating by the Transportation Safety Exchange, an independent safety monitoring organization.”