My Fox Chicago reported on Friday of a car crash involving a CTA bus. The Chicago car accident occurred in the early morning, around 3:15 a.m. at the downtown intersection of Washington and Clark streets.
A CTA spokesman explained that the bus and car were traveling in the same direction, eastbound on Washington as it approached Clark Ave. Without reason the car apparently tried to make a right hand turn onto Clark in front of the bus. The bus was unable to stop to avoid colliding with the car. As a result of the collision, three people on the city transportation vehicle were taken to the hospital with injuries. Those victims are apparently in good condition and are expected to make a full recovery. It is unclear if the driver of the car was injured.
No traffic citations have yet been issued, but a CTA spokesman explained that she expected some tickets to be issued by local law enforcement.
Just like a truck, large buses have the capacity to cause immense damage when they are involved in road accidents. In fact, when caught in accidents public transportation vehicles often involve tremendous damages because of the amount of people aboard the machines. Of particular concern is the fact that many passengers aboard transit vehicles are not properly secured. All Chicago commuters know that sometimes one is lucky only to get a seat at all and seatbelts are always non-existent. For that reason, it is vital that all public transit drivers (and all those who drive near CTA vehicles) to exercise as much care as possible.
Our Chicago car accident lawyers at Levin & Perconti have decades of experience representing victims of losses following deadly car, bus, and truck accidents. Our attorneys are well aware of the cost of crashes involving the largest vehicles on the road-especially when they involve buses carrying dozens of passengers. Most community members are aware of the risks of accidents involving these vehicles, because common sense dictates that high speeds and tons of machinery combine to create packages of destruction. Please contact an Illinois personal injury attorney at time that you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with one of these vehicles.
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