Five people were injured, including a man whose leg had to be amputated, after a crash sent a vehicle careening into a bus stop Thursday in Calumet Heights on the South Side.
About 6:25 a.m., a vehicle eastbound on 87th Street crashed into another vehicle as it was trying to turn right onto 87th Street from Jeffery Boulevard, according to Chicago police. The impact sent one of the vehicles flying into a nearby bus stop, where it struck four pedestrians.
Five people were hospitalized as a result of the collision, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
One of the pedestrians, a 53-year-old man, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition and had to have a leg amputated, according to police and fire officials.
Another adult, whose gender was not immediately known, was also taken to the same hospital in serious-to-critical condition, fire officials said. Two women were taken to Trinity Hospital in fair-to-serious condition and one was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition.
A third vehicle was involved in the crash, according to the fire department, but its role was not immediately known. Police initially said that a CTA bus was hit, but that claim was later deemed to be unfounded.
No. 15 Jeffery Boulevard local buses and No. J14 Jeffery Boulevard Jump buses were rerouted in both directions near 87th and Jeffery Boulevard, according to the Chicago Transit Authority. The reroute ended shortly after 1 p.m.