Chicago IL bus accident alert: CTA bus struck by car; 5 injured

Legal News for Illinois Bus Accident Attorneys. Four people were taken to area hospitals after a crash involving a CTA bus occurred of Chicago’s West Side.

Illinois bus accident lawyer alerts- CTA bus crash injured five people.

Chicago, IL—A two-vehicle collision involving a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus and another vehicle left five people injured Monday morning, March 29, 2010. The bus crash occurred on Chicago’s West Side at 600 S. Western Avenue, according to information provided by the Chicago Sun Times.

The CTA was notified of the motor vehicle collision (MVC), in which a southbound 49 Western bus was rear-ended, at approximately 1:05 a.m., spokesperson Catherine Hosinski reported. The city vehicle was allegedly stopped at Western Avenue and Harrison Street when it was struck in from behind, consequently injuring a total of five people.

There were thirteen passengers aboard the CTA bus when it became involved in the traffic accident. Four of those bus riders were allegedly hurt in the crash, though only three were taken to area hospitals for treatment. The driver of the car that hit the bus also suffered injuries. According to Fire Media Affairs spokesperson Joe Roccasalva, two injured victims were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital while two others were transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital to be treated by doctors and nurses. Those injured in the bus-involved wreck were all deemed to be in fair condition upon being transported to receive medical attention.

The bus was apparently pulled from service after the incident. Toxicology tests are pending, which is standard procedure for CTA bus drivers involved in accidents, and investigations are expected to continue.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Illinois Bus Accident Lawyers.

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