A 39 year-old man was ticketed for failure to stop at a stop sign after his vehicle struck a Chicago school bus in a Chicago bus accident at 3:26pm last Friday. Police began investigating the Chicago car accident and reported to find a weapon inside the vehicle that the 39 year-old man was reportedly driving. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office has now charged the motorist, an alleged gang member, for reportedly having a weapon inside the vehicle he crashed. He has been charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and unlawful possession of a firearm in a vehicle by a street gang member.
Luckily, nobody on the school bus was injured, but the 39 year-old motorist and the driver of the other vehicle were hospitalized in serious but “stable” condition. The accident – and the unlawful weapon – are still under investigation.
In this car accident luckily nobody was injured – with a school bus involved, the damage could have been catastrophic. Unfortunately, the Chicago auto accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti have worked with clients who were seriously injured from car accidents. Every time a driver gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, he or she is accepting responsibility for the safety of everyone else on the road. While accidents do happen, if a driver’s negligent behavior or careless actions lead to the injury or death of another party, that driver must be held accountable.
To read the Chicago Sun Times article on the Chicago school bus crash.