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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

(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.

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"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. (Read more bus driver stories.)

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