On Saturday morning, August 9, 2014, the Chicago Fire Department was called to the scene of an accident when a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus collided with a U-Haul truck near the intersection of 79th Street and King Drive in the Chatham Neighborhood.
According to preliminary information, eight people were hurt in this accident—they were all taken to area hospitals. Two of the victims were reported to be in good condition, and six of the victims were reported to be in fair-to-serious condition immediately following the crash.
While the cause of this South Side CTA crash was not immediately known, a spokesperson for the CTA said that it appeared that the U-Haul hit the bus on King Drive. The matter is still under investigation.
However, one thing is clear right now: The bus passengers didn’t cause the crash, and they should not have to pay for their recoveries. Instead, a full investigation should be completed so that the negligent parties can be identified, and the bus passengers who were hurt in this crash can get the recoveries they deserve. Those recoveries may include compensation for medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, pain, suffering, and other damages.
To learn more about the recoveries that injured CTA bus passengers may claim after an accident, feel free to peruse the articles and frequently asked questions on this site. And if you have been injured in a bus crash or another accident, contact us for assistance via our online contact form.