On September 25, 2012, Power Rogers 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
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 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 Bruce of Power Rogers