One Dead After Chicago Bus Hits 3 Cars, Jumps Curb

8 hurt in rush-hour crash
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 3, 2015 3:53 AM CDT
Chicago Bus Hits 3 Cars, Jumps Curb
A Chicago Transit Authority bus passes a CTA garage on Chicago's West Side.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

A rush-hour collision between a Chicago Transit Authority bus and several other vehicles yesterday left one person dead and at least eight others injured, one of them critically, authorities say. The accident occurred around 6pm in the north Loop. Authorities say the articulated Route 148 Clarendon/Michigan Express bus collided with at least three other vehicles at Michigan Avenue and Lake Street.

The bus went onto the sidewalk, and at one point a pedestrian was pinned underneath. She was taken away covered in a sheet, a witness who ran to help tells the Chicago Tribune. NBC Chicago describes the fatality as a 51-year-old woman. The driver, who was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, was the only person on the bus, and investigators are looking at video from a camera that records the interior of the bus. (Read more Chicago stories.)

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