Legal news for Illinois personal injury attorneys. A CTA bus hit and killed a pedestrian.
Illinois personal injury attorneys alerts-A Chicago Transit Authority bus hit and killed a pedestrian.
Chicago, IL—A pedestrian was killed after a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus hit him. The fatal bus crash happened in Thursday night, September 17, 2009 around 9:12 p.m., in the 2000 block of East 95th Street on the South Side, as reported by WBBM 780.
According to police officials, a northbound No. 14 Jeffery Avenue CTA bus hit Michael Cordell Payne, 51, near the bus shelter, as the bus was pulling away. Payne was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by responding emergency medical services (EMS) crews. Police reported Payne did not get on the bus or off the bus prior to being hit. It is currently unknown how the bus hit the man, and witnesses are reportedly giving police officials conflicting statements. No one on the bus was injured in the collision, but the bus driver was really shaken up. Police officials have not issued any citations in connection with the pedestrian collision at this time. The Major Accident Investigation Unit is reportedly conducting a full investigation into the fatal bus crash.
According to Wikipedia http://www.wikipedia.org the Chicago Transit Authority operates the mass transit within the city of Chicago, Illinois. The CTA is the second largest mass transit system in the United States, and provides service for 1.7 million people.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for personal injury lawyers in Illinois.