The Sun-Times is reporting that there were multiple injuries on Saturday afternoon in a Chicago car vs. CTA bus crash on the South Side. The Illinois motor vehicle accident occurred when the driver of a 1993 Buick Park Avenue rear-ended a bus.
The accident happened around 12:45 PM at 66th Street and Racine Avenue. The bus was a number 44 Wallace/Racine that was headed south on Racine that was stopped at a traffic light, according to a spokeswoman for the Chicago Transit Authority.
Nine passengers in total were injured and taken to area hospitals, which included eight from the bus and one from the car. It is being reported that four of the injured were taken to Jackson Park Hospital and two were taken to St. Bernard Hospital. None of the injuries are supposed to be life-threatening.
Five ambulances were sent to the scene of the CTA bus accident. The driver that rear-ended the bus was a Chicago resident. The Chicago Police Department investigated the accident and ticketed the rear ending driver for driving too closely and damaging city property.
As a Chicago bus accident lawyer, I can tell you that being on a CTA bus involved in an accident can be very dangerous. Passengers are not seatbelted and are often standing if the bus is crowded. This can sometimes lead to very serious injuries. Chicago injury attorneys at Abels and Annes are currently handling several claims and lawsuits for Illinois residents who have been injured in CTA bus accidents.