One dead, 9 injured in Chicago bus accident

A 62-year-old woman died Wednesday and 9 people were hospitalized after a van rear-ended a Chicago Transit Authority bus in a South Side Chatham neighborhood.

The Chicago bus accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon when the CTA southbound No. 4 Cottage Grove bus was stopped at 83rd Street and Cottage Grove, where it was rear-ended by the van at about 4:40 p.m., according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The woman, a van passenger, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office reported.

A Chicago fire media affairs spokesman reported 10 people were injured — three were hospitalized in critical condition while seven others were reported in stable condition. Victims were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, Advocate Trinity Hospital, Jackson Park Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park and South Shore Hospital.

Police reported that five of the injured were occupants inside the van.

The Chicago Breaking News Center reported the van belonged to an adult day care center and the van’s driver was issued multiple citations.

The Chicago Transit Authority reports an average of 26.5 million monthly rides this year, or about 1 million boarding per day. The Cottage Grove bus is the busiest in the system, with about 22,000 riders per day.

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