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Chicago CTA bus accident sends 11 to the hospital — a dozen others refuse treatment at the scene

Eleven people were hospitalized after a Chicago bus accident on Thursday night, the Chicago Breaking News Center reported.

The crash involved a Chicago Transit Authority bus and a car; it occurred in the Wicker Park neighborhood shortly before 8 p.m. Chicago police said the crash happened at the six-corner intersection of Milwaukee, Damen and North avenues.

Eleven people were transported to area hospitals, according to the Chicago fire department, while another 12 people refused treatment at the scene.

The Sun-Times reported that five ambulances responded to the scene.

Our Chicago injury lawyers continue to report a significant number of accidents involving CTA buses. In April, the family of a man run over by a CTA bus filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city. In May, a CTA bus accident injured seven on the Northwest Side and 12 others were injured when a CTA bus crashed into a building.

Bus accidents frequently involve serious injury to passengers. And motorists face as much danger in an accident with a bus as they might in an accident with a semi or other large commercial vehicle.

In 2008, nearly 4,000 Illinois busing accidents occurred, killing six people and injuring 626, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. An additional 2,445 Illinois school bus accidents claimed the lives of six motorists and injured 349.