Chicago is an incredibly busy city with people always on the go. Throughout Chicago, but especially in the Loop and downtown area, you can see people utilizing all modes of city transportation in the same area: personal vehicle, taxi, train, bus, bicycle, and by foot. However, no matter the mode of transportation, everyone must always be vigilant and avoid negligent behavior. Because we are such a busy city with so many people traveling fast and with places to go, we must be aware of each other and always practicing safety as to not put others in danger and cause accidents.
Unfortunately, crashes do happen, and can be especially dangerous when they occur in the busiest and most congested areas of the city. According to a recent article by ABC News, one person died after a Chicago bus crashed into and came to a stop on a pedestrian plaza. In addition to the loss of one life, eight others were injured, and multiple cars were involved in the crash. At the time of the crash, the CTA bus was turning off Lake Street at the intersection of Michigan Avenue. The bus collided with four cars and then came to a stop on a pedestrian plaza. The bus driver received a ticket for failing to stop at a red light and failing to exercise due care. Due care, as many of our readers know, is something we always stress the importance of in our blogs. Exercising due care is a legal responsibility everyone on the road must uphold, and when we breach this duty and act negligently, accidents can and do occur. When people suffer injuries or death as a result of someone’s negligence, they will be held liable and accountable under the law.