A Chicago bus accident occurred at approximately 5:30am this morning, injuring eight people on the West Side of Chicago. The bus involved was a Chicago Transport Authority bus, referred to as the Chicago Avenue No. 66 bus, and was at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Pulaski Road in Humboldt Park when the accident occurred. The bus accident occurred when two motor vehicles crashed into the bus as it was traveling on the bus’ route down Chicago Avenue. While it is unclear at this time what led to the accident, it is known that one car crashed into the area around the left front tire and another car crashed near the left rear of the bus.
According to the Chicago Tribune, of the eight people that suffered some type of personal injury in the accident, five of the people were passengers on the bus, one person was the bus driver and the other two people were passengers of the cars that were involved in the accident. The injured people were taken to multiple hospitals around the area and all of those injured were listed in fair to serious medical condition.
Bus accidents can often be very serious and damaging, because of the sizes of the buses in comparison to the sizes of the cars that are involved in the accidents. Luckily, in the accident mentioned above the injuries do not appear to be life threatening even though much smaller cars collided into the bus. Given the severity of many bus accidents, bus drivers should always be extra cautious and aware when operating such large vehicles. All bus drivers should make sure to never drive when too tired, always stay alert and aware of their surroundings when on the road and not let passengers distract them from their driving.
Our Chicago personal injury attorneys ask all drivers, both of buses and passenger cars, to always be alert and aware of your surroundings and be cautious drivers. Paying attention at all times when driving can make a huge difference and prevent an accident.
If you or your loved one was insured in a car or bus accident and feel that the accident was caused by another driver of a vehicle that was not paying attention to the road, please contact our office today to discuss what legal options may be available to you and your family.