We trust in public transportation. We often take our safety on such transportation for granted, assuming that properly trained drivers are at the helm of the vehicles that take us from point A to point B. However, it is important to remember that, while on the road, all motorists are susceptible to the reckless actions of other drivers.
According to a recent SunTimes.com article, a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus was recently rear-ended by another vehicle, injuring passengers on board both the bus and the smaller vehicle. A total of nine people were injured during the Illinois bus accident, which took place near 66th Street and Racine Avenue. While no injuries sustained during the crash were life threatening, the eight injured passengers from the bus, as well as the one injured passenger from the passenger vehicle, were all taken to local area hospitals for treatment.
The Englewood bus crash was caused by a 36-year-old motorist, who was cited for following the public transportation vehicle too closely. Reportedly, the bus was stopped at a traffic light at the time of the accident. There was no mention of whether or not the male motorist responsible for the crash was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash.
Regardless of the magnitude of a Chicago bus accident, motorists and passengers are always susceptible to sustaining injury. In any accident, it is essential that those injured seek medical attention as soon as possible. Afterwards, it is highly advisable to seek out the assistance of an experienced Chicago personal injury attorney who will examine the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine whether or not negligent action played a role in causing your injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a public transportation accident in the Chicago area, please contact the Illinois traffic accident lawyers at The Bradley Law Firm. Our skilled Chicago bus accident attorneys will represent you in a court of law, and will hold negligent parties responsible for your injuries accountable for their actions. For more information, including a free consultation of your case, please call 800-360-5072 today.