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Chicago, IL – Injuries Reported in CTA Bus Accident at Marine Dr & Lawrence Ave

Chicago, IL - Injuries Reported in CTA Bus Accident at Marine Dr & Lawrence Ave

Chicago, IL (May 18, 2022) – A CTA bus was involved in a multi-vehicle accident that took place on Wednesday morning, May 18, on the North Side of Chicago, resulting in delays and possible injuries to several victims.

Chicago Police and CTA officials reported that the bus was stopped near the intersection of Marine Drive and Lawrence Avenue in Uptown at around 5:30 a.m. when the incident occurred. Officers with the CPD did not provide further information on the cause of the wreck and did not offer details on the total number of injured victims.

Emergency medical techs responded and appeared to transport at least one person to a nearby medical facility, however. It’s unknown if the victims were bus passengers or if they were traveling in the other vehicle involved.

Authorities with the CTA added that 81 Lawrence buses were rerouted temporarily as crews worked the site of the crash and gathered evidence for the initial inquiry.

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

Metro Bus Crashes in Illinois

Over 80 school buses, 15 municipal buses, and 75 transit buses were involved in deadly automobile collisions in 2019 alone, according to records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Particularly in metropolitan areas, like the Chicagoland region, transit bus accidents continue to be a prevalent occurrence. At least one Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus is involved in an accident every single day, per the most recent Illinois authorities’ study of the data.

When an accident involving a bus takes place, it is not uncommon for there to be a large number of claimants, each of whom may have had unique injuries that require different degrees of medical treatment. What’s more, the sheer size and power of a bus make it much more likely for victims of these accidents to sustain a wide variety of serious injuries, including but not limited to severe whiplash, damage to the spinal cord, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and more.

Nevertheless, in the aftermath of an accident, you may have a broad variety of legal choices open to you. If you’ve been hurt in a vehicle accident that wasn’t your fault, you should get in touch with an injury accident lawyer in Chicago as soon as you can after the incident.

Those who have been injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s careless behavior are entitled to compensation under Illinois law. In order to build a strong accident claim in Illinois, our lawyers are well-versed in the state’s complicated legal system. Additionally, our skilled and caring legal team will do all in their power to ensure that you obtain the robust compensation to which you are entitled.

To arrange a no-cost consultation suited to your specific needs, please contact the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888. Our skilled personal injury lawyers in Chicago are ready to discuss your legal options with you, help you organize the facts of your case, and provide you with the highly-skilled assistance you need as you work to pursue justice and get your life back on track.

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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