Several people, including two children, were personally injured in a traffic crash involving three cars and a Chicago fire department ambulance on the Northwest Side of Chicago. After assessing initial reports, none of the personal injuries seemed to be life threatening. Three people were taken to area hospitals and are in serious-to-critical condition with personal injuries while two children were taken to Children’s Memorial hospital. Others, including two fire department personnel, were in fair-to-serious condition with personal injuries. According to preliminary reports, the ambulance was heading eastbound on Addison when it struck a vehicle heading south on Menard. The southbound vehicle then flipped over and slid into a vehicle heading north on Menard. At some point another vehicle rear-ended the northbound vehicle and fled. The ambulance was en route to a hospital with two patients. The two patients were then placed into another ambulance after the automobile crash and taken to the hospital. They are reported to have minor personal injuries from the automobile crash. To read the full story, click here.
A packed Chicago Transit Authority bus erupted into flames Sunday night as it traveled along Lake Shore Drive. The CTA driver failed to stop the flaming bus for at least a minute after the rear engine caught fire, despite warnings from passing cars and pleadings from petrified passengers. Potential for serious injury was high because the bus was traveling at full capacity. Luckily, however, the only injury was reported after a man was taken to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation. There is no word yet whether any of the passengers will file a law suit in the matter.
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