Toll Free 866-606-7862
Peoria 309-740-9092
Springfield 217-340-0036
Bloomington 309-226-4427
Decatur 217-877-6602
Strong Law Offices

Car collides into bus in Illinois, killing 4 and injuring 5

Four people lost their lives and five others were injured in a fiery early morning collision on May 7. The fatal wreck involving a sedan and a CTA bus took place in Chicago's West Side in the Garfield Park neighborhood.

According to reports, the wreck happened on Madison Street around 6 a.m. when a speeding white sedan lost control after it smashed into a parked vehicle and then collided head-on into a CTA bus. The sedan then caught fire, trapping all four of its occupants. An eyewitness at the scene unsuccessfully tried to pull one of the individuals from the vehicle.

First responders to the scene removed the four severely injured individuals from the sedan and took them to local hospitals where authorities pronounced them dead. The two deceased passengers who were in the sedan were a 22-year-old woman and a 25-year old woman. They were declared dead after an ambulance took them to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Those injured in the bus included the driver and four passengers. According to reports, their injuries are not life threatening. Reports also noted that one was in fair condition and two were in stable condition.

Following the accident, authorities shut down the roadway in both directions for about five hours while the investigation took place. The cause of the crash was still being determined at the time of reporting. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident.

Although authorities did not disclose what may have contributed to this fatal accident, the driver who was traveling at a high rate of speed may have caused the crash. Those who suffer injuries because of the actions of reckless drivers might consider obtaining legal advice about seeking compensation for their losses.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Strong Law

Contact our lawyers at 866-606-7862 to schedule a free initial consultation in our Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield or Decatur offices. We are also available to meet at your home or at the hospital by request.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Ready to Help, Dedicated to Your Recovery

We stand ready to help you find the resources you need to recover so that you can live your life to the fullest.

PEORIA
3100 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603

Toll Free: 866-606-7862
Phone: 309-740-9092
Peoria Law Office Map

BLOOMINGTON
211 North Veterans Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704

Phone: 309-226-4427
Bloomington Law Office Map

Decatur
2882 North Dinneen
Decatur, IL 62526

Phone: 217-877-6602
Map & Directions

SPRINGFIELD
913 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Phone: 217-340-0036
Springfield Law Office Map

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.