Abels & Annes

Chicago tour bus accident results in death of pedestrian

A 26-year-old woman has been killed in a downtown Chicago pedestrian collision, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The victim was crossing Columbus Avenue at East Illinois Street in the Streeterville neighborhood when she was struck by a tour bus just before 7 PM on Tuesday evening.

The pedestrian was crossing with a green light, but the driver did not yield as he turned onto Columbus. A witness to the accident believed the driver never saw the pedestrian, as he looked shocked and was crying afterwards. The driver reportedly told police he heard a bump, thought it was a curb, but then stopped the bus when he heard a second bump.

According to WGN-TV, other witnesses to the accident said they could tell that nothing could be done to help the victim, and that they were upset about what they had witnessed.

The woman was taken a short distance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead approximately 15 minutes later.

It has not been reported if an Illinois bus accident attorney is involved in the case yet.

Read the story as reported by the Chicago Tribune here.