A Chicago CTA bus accident on South Lake Shore Drive has resulted in 37 passengers being taken to area hospitals, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Around 70 people were riding the Jackson Park Express bus going southbound when it crashed on Saturday night. The incident occurred around 6 PM near 2800 S. Lake Shore Dr.
The bus ran off the drive and hit several trees. Witnesses on the bus said the driver was having trouble steering and a passenger actually went to help her. They said she was trying very hard to pull the steering wheel and would not move.
After the bus came to a stop, many riders jumped off the bus through emergency windows. Several were reportedly bleeding from head wounds.
Four passengers were taken by ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Stroger Hospital in serious to critical condition. 33 other passengers were also injured and taken to area hospitals.
CTA officials are already stating that they will be looking at the black box on the bus to check speed and direction, and they will check video as well. Officials have not yet stated whether the steering wheel locked up.
It has not been reported whether any Chicago CTA bus accident lawyers are involved in the case yet. However, with so many injured and a technical issue as to what caused the bus to leave the road, is a safe bet that injury attorneys will be involved shortly and lawsuits may be filed preserve evidence.
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