Chicago, IL (June 27, 2020) – Six people were injured after a Chicago Transit Authority bus crashed into a local business in the Chicago area on Friday morning, June 26. The accident occurred at the corner of N. Laramie Avenue and W. Fullerton avenue at around 7:50 a.m. The bus was reportedly struck by a tow-truck that fled the scene of the accident.
The impact allegedly caused the bus to crash into the eye care business. A photo from the scene shows that the transit bus crashed into the corner of Galileo Optical located at the 5159 block of W. Fullerton Avenue. Six adults, including the driver, were hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Transit Bus Accidents in Chicago
All drivers are at risk of being involved in a crash, even those who transport people for a living. Around 63,000 buses each year are involved in collisions of some kind. These accidents result in around 14,000 accidents each year.
What you do the moments after an accident is of critical importance. Many crash victims are unsure of how to get the compensation they need to recover after a serious accident. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to discuss their next steps to take.
When you or a loved one is injured, it’s extremely serious. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand this, and it forms our entire approach. If you’ve been unfairly injured in a car accident, contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401.
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