Three People Injured In South Side, Chicago Bus Accident
Bus Accident - November 29, 2023
Multiple People Injured In South Side, Chicago CTA Bus Accident Along East 87th Street
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (November 29, 2023) – At least three people were injured in a South Side Chicago CTA bus accident along East 87th Street.
Cook County officials are saying that the incident took place around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. A Chevrolet Malibu heading north was involved in a collision with a CTA bus.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. Multiple people were taken to the hospital including the driver of the bus and a bus passenger.
A full investigation into the South Side, Chicago bus accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Chicago CTA Bus Accidents
Far too many people are killed or seriously injured every year in bus accidents. According to the Journalist’s Resource, “despite the strong safety record of buses … there were more than 250 people killed and 20,000 injured in bus-related crashes in 2009. From 2000-2007, there were 1,093 fatal accidents involving large buses, resulting in 1,315 fatalities and 3,471 injuries.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a bus accident.
- Bus accidents are more likely to take place at night and when visibility is reduced.
- Bus accidents are more likely to take place when bus drivers are fatigued.
- Bus accidents often occur when bus drivers are distracted.
Buses are considered common carriers and their drivers are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Many bus accidents are due to speeding. According to Illinois Vehicle Code Sec. 11-601, no person shall operate a motor vehicle at a speed greater than what would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. When a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of bus accidents often suffer very serious injuries.
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
There may be numerous liable parties for any bus accident. For example, if a bus driver was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. Any person that is injured in a bus accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.
Investigating Chicago CTA Bus Accidents
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this Chicago CTA bus accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a South Side, Chicago CTA bus accident? Our team of bus accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any accident we are here for you. You can contact us anytime at (312) 564-4256.