Passengers on a Megabus received more excitement than they bargained for on Sunday. The notoriously cheap transport line added value to their $1 rides when one of their buses caught on fire and exploded on a highway outside of Chicago. Documented by the New York Times‘ Frugal Traveler Lucas Peterson, who was on the bus when the drama began, the situation is equal parts insane and incredibly scary. Shortly after the bus’ departure, the group had to turn around to get a new bus because there was a problem with the original vehicle.
Then, complete craziness happened. Based on to Peterson’s tweets, one bad thing after another happened within minutes.