Fatal CTA bus wreck injures 10 people
Legal news alert for Illinois personal injury attorneys. A van rear-ended a CTA bus and claimed the life of a woman.
Illinois personal injury attorneys alerts- One person was left dead after a Chicago Transit Authority bus and a van crashed.
Chicago, IL—A two-vehicle crash involving a van and a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus left one woman dead, and 9 others injured. According to police officials, the fatal crash happened on Tuesday afternoon, around 4:40 p.m., in the South Side Chatham neighborhood, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.
A southbound No. 4 Cottage Grove bus was reportedly stopped at the intersection of 83rd Street and Cottage Grove, when a van slammed into the CTA bus from behind. Area emergency medical services (EMS) teams were alerted of the crash, who then launched an EMS Plan 1 to respond to the wreck. A total of 10 people were apparently injured in the crash initially. A passenger inside the van, Patricia Blackburn, 62, was tragically killed in the crash.
Blackburn was pronounced dead by medical professionals shortly after arriving at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County by EMS teams. Three injured victims were transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Two people were rushed to Jackson Park Hospital, and another was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park. Another victim was transported to South Shore Hospital for treatment. Three other victims were treated at Jackson Park Hospital for their injuries. A total of five of the injured victims were traveling inside the van when the collision occurred. Police officials have not issued any citations at this time in connection with the fatal wreck.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news alert for Illinois personal injury lawyers.