Chicago, IL (January 25, 2020) – A crash involving a school bus and at least two other vehicles left four people injured in Chicago on Thursday night, January 24th. The crash took place near the intersection of Stony Island Avenue, 79th Street, and South Chicago Avenue. According to police, the crash occurred when a 53-year-old man driving a pickup truck ran a red light on South Chicago Avenue and collidedwith a 34-year-old man driving a taxi traveling south on Stony Island Avenue.
The truck then hit a school bus driven by a 55-year-old man at the intersection. The pickup truck driver was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. The taxi driver refused assistance, while a female passenter in the cab was also taken to the UCMC.
The bus driver and a 68-year-old woman traveling on the bus were taken to Jackson Park Hospital. An investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Red-Light Collisions in Chicago
When drivers fail to yield the right of way, they risk causing severe car accidents. Red-light runners are responsible for countless crashes each year. In 2017 alone, 890 people were killed in red-light crashes.
On average, over 100,000 people are injured by red-light runners annually in the United States. These crashes often happen at high-speeds and can leave victims with long-lasting injuries and other damages. In some cases, injured parties may be eligible to recover lost compensation.
An experienced Chicago car crash lawyer can help you fight for your deserved compensation. The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to provide top-quality legal representation. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help you.
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