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.
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.
A representative from Delaware Car Rental also could not be reached.
The four-count suit seeks more than $200,000 in damages.