Abels & Annes

Chicago bus accident sends nine CTA passengers to the hospital

Nine people were hospitalized after a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus accident on Friday morning, ABC 7 News reported.

Police say the accident happened when a car rear-ended the bus at Roosevelt and Central Park. Five ambulances were called to the scene shortly after 8 a.m. Nine passengers were injured when the No. 12 Roosevelt CTA bus was rear-ended by a car while at a stop on South Central Park.

Our Chicago accident attorneys continue to report on frequent accidents involving buses in Chicago and the surrounding area. Several serious accidents have occurred in the last several months, involving multiple victims.

-In July, the No. 53 Pulaski bus was involved in a crash near Chicago Avenue. Nine people were transported to area hospitals.

-In June, 11 people were sent to area hospitals and 12 others refused treatment after a CTA bus was involved in an accident with a car at the six-corner intersection of Milwaukee, Damen and North Avenues in the Wicker Park neighborhood.

-In May, seven people were hurt in a bus accident on North Pulaski on the Northwest Side of Chicago. A separate accident sent a dozen people to the hospital when a CTA bus crashed into a building in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

-In April, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the family of a 53-year-old man who was run over by a CTA bus.

The Illinois Department of Transportation reports that 3,932 bus accidents occurred in 2008, killing six motorists and injuring 626. A total of 2,445 Illinois school bus accidents killed six other motorists and injured 349.

The Chicago News Center report is available here.

My FOX Chicago’s report is available here.