Bus Accident On The Stevenson Expressway

There was a charter bus crash on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) this morning.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened shortly before 7:00 a.m., on the inbound lanes of I-55 near Damen Avenue.  The accident involved the bus crashing into a sign.

At least six passengers were injured.  One person was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment of accident injuries; the other five people were taken to hospitals and reported to be in “good condition.”

Another 28 people on the bus refused medical attention.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this bus crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 28, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “6 passengers injured in Stevenson bus crash; inbound lanes closed” as well as the December 28 wgntv.com article (with video) titled “6 injured in charter bus accident; IB I-55 lanes closed at Damen.”

Two Chicago Accidents Involving Students

Two Chicago accidents involving students being transported have been recently reported.  Crashes involving buses are often cause for concern as seat belts may either not be available or are not routinely used.

The first accident involved a school bus that crashed in Logan Square (Near North Side of Chicago) Monday, November 2, 2015.  The accident’s cause is still being investigated, but it appears as if the school bus “jumped a curb” on the 2600 block of North Pulaski Road at 4:10 p.m.  According to the Chicago Fire Department, 26 students were taken to hospitals, all in good condition.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this school bus crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 2 ABC7Chicago.com article titled “No serious injuries reported in Logan Square school bus accident” as well as the November 2 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “School bus crashes in Logan Square.”

Another crash involving the transport of students was reported on November 3 at the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Columbus Drive.  Details on this accident are limited; however, according to the Chicago Fire Department, this accident involved a car that “rear-ended” a student van.  Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources including the November 3 CBS Chicago article titled “Student Van Hit By Car; 13 Sent To Hospitals.”

Woman Dies Following CTA Bus Crash

There was a fatal crash involving a CTA bus that drove onto a Chicago sidewalk this afternoon (June 2, 2015.)  The accident happened at approximately 5:50 p.m. in the 100 block of East Lake Street (at Michigan Avenue.)

The accident happened after the bus, for a currently unknown reason, jumped a curb and went onto the sidewalk.  One pedestrian was struck as were four vehicles.

This bus crash led to the death of one woman, who has been identified as a 51-year-old woman who died after being taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries.

Eight other people were injured, one of them critically.  The bus driver, said to be 48 years old, received minor injuries during the accident.

The Chicago Police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago bus accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 2, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “1 dead, 8 injured in Michigan Avenue bus crash” as well as the June 2 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Person killed, 8 others hurt in CTA bus crash at Michigan and Lake.”

 

Dan Ryan Accident Involving School Bus Injures 14 People

There was a school bus accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway Monday morning, October 20, 2014.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 9:20 a.m. on the northbound Dan Ryan near 89th Street.

The accident also involved two passenger vehicles and a pickup truck, and the school bus was said to be full with children heading on a field trip.

Seven children and seven adults were taken to hospitals with injuries considered to be non-life-threatening.

The cause of the accident has not yet been determined.  The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 20, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “14 injured in Dan Ryan crash involving school bus” as well as the October 20 CBS Chicago article titled “14 injured In Dan Ryan Crash Involving School Bus.”

14 Passengers Sent To Hospitals After O’Hare Shuttle Bus Crash

There was a shuttle bus collision on the Interstate 190 (I-190) entrance to O’Hare International Airport this morning (August 29, 2014).  Fourteen people on the shuttle were taken to hospitals.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, the collision happened just before 6:30 a.m., and involved a privately-owned shuttle bus that for an unknown reason collided head-on with a concrete median that separated lanes leading to arrivals and departures.

The bus sustained severe damage due to the impact of the collision.  It is unknown at this time how fast the bus was traveling at the time of the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 29, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Firefighter describes scene at O’Hare shuttle bus crash” as well as the August 29 CBS Chicago article titled “Shuttle Bus Crashes On I-190 Entrance At O’Hare.”

CTA Bus Fatally Strikes Girl

There was a fatal bus accident this afternoon (May 26, 2014) in which a CTA bus traveling in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood hit a girl.

Details on this accident and its causes are limited at this time.

According to the Chicago Police Department, the girl was hit by the bus in the 7700 block of South Shore Drive at 3:12 p.m.  The girl died at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago bus accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 26, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Girl killed when hit by CTA bus on South Side” as well as the May 26 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “CTA bus hits, kills girl in South Shore.”

CTA Bus And Truck Collide On Chicago’s South Side

There was an accident today involving a CTA bus and a delivery truck on Chicago’s South Side.  Ten people – all adults – were injured during this collision, but all are expected to survive.

According to the Chicago Police Department, this crash happened at approximately 12:35 p.m. near the intersection of 79th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue.

At the time of the collision, both the CTA Route 79 bus and truck were heading north on Cottage Grove, when the truck made a right-hand turn in front of the bus.

The ten people injured were taken to various hospitals.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago bus accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 16, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times Voices article titled “11 hurt after CTA bus collides with semi” as well as the May 16 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops: 10 hurt when delivery truck, CTA bus collide.”

SUV Collides With CTA Bus In Chicago’s Gage Park Neighborhood

There was a head on collision today (April 28, 2014) involving a CTA bus and SUV in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood.

This collision happened shortly before 10 a.m. as the Route 49 CTA bus was northbound on South Western Avenue, and it collided with a large SUV – likely a Chevy Suburban – near West 50th Street.

An excerpt from the NBC Chicago article of April 28, 2014 titled “15 People, Including 2 Kids, Injured In Head-on Crash Involving CTA Bus” :

Witnesses told investigators the bus blew the horn, but the SUV drifted into oncoming traffic and made impact, Langford said.

As a result of the accident, 15 people were injured and taken to hospitals.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, the woman driving the SUV was pinned inside the vehicle, and after being extricated was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the NBC Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the April 28 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “15 injured in CTA bus head-on crash with SUV in Gage Park.”

Lake Shore Drive CTA Bus Accident

There was a Cook County bus accident today (November 1, 2013) involving a CTA bus traveling on Lake Shore Drive.   Nine people were injured as a result of this traffic accident.

The accident happened as the CTA bus was heading northbound at Montrose at approximately 2:30 p.m. According to preliminary information, a vehicle ahead of the bus stopped abruptly, and the bus swerved to avoid hitting that vehicle. As a result, the CTA bus went off Lake Shore Drive and hit a light pole.

Nine people were taken to local hospitals and all were reported to be in good condition.

According to a Chicago Police Officer, the No. 147 bus was full of passengers at the time of the accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 1, 2013 ABC7Chicago article titled “9 hurt in CTA bus crash on Lake Shore Drive near Montrose” as well as the November 1, 2013 DNAInfo.com article titled “Nine Injured in CTA Bus Crash on Lake Shore Drive.”

Bus Accident In Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood Injures 6 People

There was a traffic incident this morning in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood, on Chicago’s South Side.  Six people were injured when a car collided with a bus.  The bus, in turn, hit a van.

The collision happened at St. Lawrence Avenue and Marquette at approximately 7:30 a.m.

Five special needs adults on the bus, as well as the driver of the car, were injured and taken to hospitals.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 15 Chicago Tribune article titled “6 hurt in school bus crash” as well as the August 15 DNAInfo.com article titled “Special Needs Bus Accident in Woodlawn Injures Six.”