Chicago, IL (March 15, 2020) – A Chicago Transit Authority bus accident left 15 people injured on Sunday, March 8th. The crash occurred in the Park Manor area of Chicago at around 11:20 a.m. Initial reports revealed that the bus was traveling north on Cottage Grove Avenue when it was struck by a southbound vehicle near 69th Street.
The vehicle reportedly veered into the lane of the bus. 14 passengers on board the bus were transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, St. Bernard Hospital, and South Shore Hospital for treatment. The driver of the other vehicle was also hospitalized.
The driver that struck the bus was cited for minor traffic offenses. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Bus Accidents in Chicago
The people of Chicago are very familiar with public transportation and regularly use buses, trains, taxis, and other forms of mass transit. Unfortunately, the constant presence of these vehicles means that they are often involved in serious crashes. Buses are particularly difficult to operate, meaning that the bus driver may have little time to act to avoid a crash.
63,000 buses of all kinds are involved in crashes each year. 14,000 of these accidents result in injuries. In some cases, injured parties can partner with a qualified Illinois personal injury attorney to pursue deserved compensation.
Reckless drivers can be held financially liable for injuries resulting from an accident. The team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped countless crash victims obtain fair compensation for their injuries. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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