Chicago Bus Driver Plows Into 20 Cars
Tow truck driver: It 'looked like a scene out of a movie'
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2012 2:30 PM CST
A Chicago bus driver plowed into at least 20 cars yesterday.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Amazingly no one was killed when a Chicago bus driver passed out at the wheel yesterday and plowed into at least 20 cars and a laundromat, CBS Chicago reports. "Literally looked like a scene out of a movie," said a tow truck driver who estimated the damage at over $250,000. Residents rushed outside to witness the wreckage at the 2800 block of North Kedzie Avenue, where cars were piled on top of each other and a laundromat wall was damaged.

"I’m just more grateful for my life," said the owner of a damaged car. "A car you can always get back." Only the driver and a bus passenger were reported injured, and both were hospitalized in fair-to-serious condition, DNAInfo reports; a medical emergency was said to cause the driver's blackout. Incredibly, it wasn't the only bus-gone-wild story this month: A 12-year-old girl in Lake Elmo, Minn., stopped a bus full of school kids by pressing her hand on the brake after the driver lost consciousness, reports CBS Minnesota.

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HANKHILL
Dec 23, 2012 12:40 PM CST
glad no one killed!
Perotstheman
Dec 23, 2012 5:14 AM CST
Busses are designed for ONE thing..to convey large numbers of people from point A to point B. Following the fascist logic of the gun grabbers and freedom regulators they are therefore dangerous killing machines when compared to say a Volkswagon Beetle. They should be outlawed or at the very least downsized for the better good of the country.Only single seat automobiles should be allowed therefore only endangering ONE person. Ban large capacity busses NOW !!! People don't kill people...huge large capacity busses kill people !!! On a large scale !!! Ban Busses NOW !!!
Steve4freedom
Dec 23, 2012 1:20 AM CST
Hold on! How can a diabetic overweight AFrican male drive a public bus at the first place??? Shouldn't him be tested every 2nd year for diabetes and other illnesses which affect driving ability? "Affirmative" (???) Crap-action in action! Minorities can't be refused even if they are half-dead from job? We need an armed revolution to bust the US gov't out of existence!