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Chicago, IL – Four Hurt in CTA Bus Accident at 111th St & Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL - Four Hurt in CTA Bus Accident at 111th St & Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL (February 3, 2023) – According to Chicago fire authorities, four people were wounded after a CTA bus collided with a currency exchange building on the Far South Side of Chicago.

The event occurred just after 6:00 p.m. at a currency exchange on 111th Street and Michigan Avenue.

Per Chicago police, a CTA bus traveling northbound on Michigan Avenue was hit by a Nissan Maxima that ran a red light. The bus driver then lost control and crashed into the exchange before catching fire.

One 48-year-old bus passenger was sent to Roseland Hospital in good condition, another 54-year-old bus passenger was transported to Trinity Hospital in good condition, and a 28-year-old woman, possibly the bus driver, was transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital with minor injuries. The CPD said that the 20-year-old driver of the Nissan Maxima was transported to Christ Hospital in stable condition.

No one in the exchange building was hurt.

The police did not disclose if there were any outstanding charges or citations, but officers say their investigation is still ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this bus accident. We hope for their complete recovery.

Metro Bus Crashes in Illinois

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that in 2019, over eighty school buses, fifteen municipal buses, and seventy-five transit buses were involved in fatal car accidents. There is still a high incidence of accidents involving transit buses, especially in densely populated locations like the Chicagoland area. According to the most current data analysis conducted by officials in Illinois, at least one CTA bus is involved in an accident every single day.

Bus accidents sometimes include several claimants, all of whom may have suffered different injuries and hence have distinct needs in terms of medical care. In addition, due to the bus’s massive size and force, victims of these incidents are considerably more likely to suffer from significant injuries, such as severe whiplash, damage to the spinal cord, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and many more.

However, after an accident, you may have many legal options to choose from. Contact a Chicago personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you or a loved one has been wounded in a car accident that wasn’t your fault.

If another driver’s negligence caused your accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation under Illinois law. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of Illinois law and can help you file a successful accident claim there. Furthermore, you can rest assured that our competent and compassionate legal team will do everything in their power to secure the substantial compensation to which you are entitled.

Get in contact with D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 to set up a free consultation geared toward your individual requirements. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys are here to help you understand your rights and choices, compile the evidence you’ll need to prove your case, and move on with your life after an accident.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources, including news reports, police accident reports, social media posts, and sometimes eyewitness accounts, to compose these posts. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please let us know right away. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business.  The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, always seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene.

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