Chicago, IL (July 27, 2020) – A multi-vehicle collision involving a Chicago Transit Authority bus left multiple people injured in Chicago. The accident occurred in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood on Saturday, July 25. Initial sources revealed that the accident took place early that morning just before 10 a.m. Paramedics and local law enforcement officials were called to the site of the crash at the intersection of W. 79th Street and S. Damen Avenue.
According to local sources, the impact of the crash caused one vehicle to overturn and another to enter into oncoming traffic. Reports from the scene of the accident revealed that a red Hyundai traveling eastbound on W. 79th Street ran a red light at the intersection. The Hyundai reportedly crashed into a blue Dodge traveling northbound on S. Damen Avenue that had the right of way. The impact caused the Dodge to crash into a nearby CTA bus stopped at the intersection.
A total of ten people reportedly suffered injuries in the crash. One of the victims was identified as a young girl who was a passenger in one of the vehicles. She was transported to Comer’s Hospital in a stable condition. The remaining crash victims were alls hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Red Light Accidents in Chicago
Intersections are a hotspot for serious crashes across the country. The vast majority of intersection collisions are caused by drivers who fail to yield the right of way. Each year, an estimated 20% of deadly crashes take place at intersections, and red-light runners are responsible for hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries annually across the country. In 2018, a reported 846 people were killed in red-light collisions nationwide. Of those killed, nearly half were pedestrians or cyclists.
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