KANSAS CITY, Mo. - About 50 Megabus passengers left from Kansas City to Chicago on Thursday evening.
While most seemed pretty comfortable, some had the Megabus crash that killed one passenger and injured dozens of others earlier in the day on their minds.
"It was just not their day, I guess," said Monica Restrepl while waiting for her bus.
Meisha Brooks was especially nervous, as this would be her first Megabus ride.
She and her two sons were on their way to visit their grandmother. Their overnight bus ride is 10 hours, and Brooks said she plans on staying awake the entire time.
"Just to watch and make sure everything is good. That way if anything seems un-normal, I can be there to watch for my children," she said.
The one person who died in Thursday's crash was sitting in the front seat of the top row, right above the driver. That's the seat that seems to be the most popular, according to frequent Megabus rider A aron Van Pelt.
"A lot of people like to sit up front and be able to see everything and stuff like that," Van Pelt explained. "So that's why most of the time, it's already taken by the time I'm on the bus."
Despite the crash in Illinois, Van Pelt said he was confident in the company's safety. Restrepl agreed.
"Bus drivers will be as cautious as they can, but...it was a tire being blown. It's not like anyone could control that," Restrepl said.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Megabus vehicles have been in six accidents in the past two years -- four of which resulted in multiple injuries.
Megabus officals say the bus that crashed was made in 2011 and had passed a safety inspection within past week.
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