Four People Injured In Chicago CTA Bus Accident At Currency Exchange
Bus Accident - February 5, 2023
Four People Injured In Roseland, Chicago CTA Bus Accident At Currency Exchange By The Intersection of 111th Street and Michigan Avenue
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (February 5, 2023) – Four people were injured in Roseland, Chicago when a CTA bus crashed into a currency exchange by 111th Street and Michigan Avenue.
Cook County officials are saying that the collision took place around 6:25 p.m. on Friday. A Nissan Maxima ran a red light and collided with a CTA bus.
The force of the impact caused the CTA bus driver to lose control and crash into a currency exchange. Paramedics were called to the scene of the bus collision in order to help all of the victims.
Four people were taken to the hospital. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Chicago CTA Bus Accidents
Buses tend to be very safe for their passengers. But they can be especially dangerous for pedestrians and those in passenger vehicles. According to one scientific journal, “while bus accidents comprise a relatively small share of the total accidents (0.6%) in the United States, the number of bus accidents per million passenger miles (3.04) is comparable to the number of car accidents per million driven miles (3.21).” There are a number of steps that bus drivers should take to help prevent collisions.
- Bus drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- Bus drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
- Bus drivers should always use their signals to let other drivers know about their intentions.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. According to Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-306), drivers must stop when faced with a steady red circular signal at a clearly marked stop line. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that goes past a red light without stopping. Depending on the facts of any case, liability for a collision could extend beyond a driver that ran a red light.
Bus companies are considered common carriers under the law and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. When a bus driver is involved in a collision, they must still do their best to control their vehicle. A number of bus and truck accidents occur when drivers over-correct after a collision. Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Bus accidents are typically very complex events. It is extremely important that all evidence is properly preserved. Surveillance footage should be sought and all medical records for any person injured should be preserved. Any person that is injured in a bus accident may be able to seek aid through a civil claim.
Investigating A Chicago CTA Bus Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this bus accident at the currency exchange. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. This was a preventable collision that should not have taken place.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Chicago bus accident? Our team of bus accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of help after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.