Woman Injured in O'Hare Bus Crash Files Suit

Lawsuit claims negligence was the cause of crash that injured 13 people

View Comments ()



    At least 15 people were injured in a bus accident at O'Hare Airport Friday morning. (Published Friday, Aug. 29, 2014)

    A woman injured in a bus crash near O’Hare International Airport last Friday morning is suing the bus company and the driver, alleging negligence was the cause of the crash that sent 13 people to area hospitals.

    The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court by Talipha Charles. She alleges that Delaware Car Rental, Inc. and the driver -- identified as Queshonyas Eubanks -- were negligent.

    The bus crashed into a median separating lanes to the arrival and departure terminals about 6:35 a.m. Aug. 29, sending 13 people to area hospitals, including an off-duty Chicago firefighter who stopped to help with the rescue.

    The cause of the crash remained under investigation, but witnesses said the driver appeared to make no attempt to avoid the concrete barrier, according to previous reports.

    Hero Firefighter Describes Scene at O'Hare Bus Crash

    [CHI] Hero Firefighter Describes Scene at O'Hare Bus Crash
    A firefighter who witnessed a bus crash at O'Hare Airport and rushed to help injured passengers describes the scene. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014)

    Eubanks and Delaware Car Rental, the suit stated, “failed to brake in order to avoid a collision with a concrete barrier” and “failed to maintain the subject bus is a reasonably safe and road-ready condition.”

    The extent of Charles’ injuries were not specified in the suit and her attorney could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening.

    15 Injured in Shuttle Bus Crash Near O'hare

    [CHI] 15 Injured in Shuttle Bus Crash Near O'hare
    8/29/2014: Some travelers forced to walk to airport along interstate in order to make their flights. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports. (Published Friday, Aug. 29, 2014)

    A representative from Delaware Car Rental also could not be reached.

    The four-count suit seeks more than $200,000 in damages.