A 59 year old Chicago resident was killed in a pedestrian accident after she was hit by a CTA bus on Monday afternoon, according to the Chicago Tribune. A woman from the 3300 block of North Natchez was struck on West Addison Street near her home. She reportedly was a passenger of the bus. The 152 Addison bus was westbound at the time of the accident.
The bus accident victim was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and was pronounced dead later in the evening. The bus driver was ticketed, but it has not been reported what the ticket was for. No details have been released as to what caused the accident. A Chicago Police Department major accident investigation is underway. The fact that the driver was ticketed is a strong indication that a wrongful death claim may be investigated.
Personal injury lawyers always have to be careful when pursuing claims against the CTA. There is a one year statute of limitations and a six month CTA notice requirement. If involved in a CTA accident, it is best to hire an accident lawyer as soon as possible so they have adequate time to comply with the six month notice provision and the shortened statute of limitations.
These comments were posted by David Abels & Associates, P.C., a personal injury law firm that represents clients throughout the Chicago area and the entire State of Illinois. Many of our clients come from Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Will County, as well as nearby towns and neighborhoods such as the Near North Side, Logan Square, Douglas Park, Berwyn, Cicero, Stickney, Rosemont, Park Ridge, Schiller Park, and Mount Prospect.
Accident lawyers from our firm handle all kinds of injuries resulting from bus crashes, including fractures (some that require surgical repair), lacerations, spinal injuries, and shoulder injuries. They also handle wrongful death cases for families who have lost loved ones because another person was negligent and caused a fatal motor vehicle accident.